• Kim Jong-un Confirms Design For a $200 Million International Airport
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if it was cheaper to land there than other ( SK China Japan ) I could see this doing.
[QUOTE=FunnyStarRunner;41643106]They've got their own airline: Air Koryo. It's one of the worst airlines out their because it doesn't meet any regular safety standards.[/QUOTE] It's also banned from the EU!
[QUOTE=Chessnut;41644098]It's also banned from the EU![/QUOTE] also I thought they only flew to China
200 million dollars for an Airport is a good use of funding when most people in your country are eating their own children for subsistence.
i bet it'll be like the spanish airport, that was seen in top gear
Theres an Air Koryo sales office in my local airport. Gonna ask abought a flight to pyongyang the next time I travel.
Unless theres something not pictured in the photo, this airport will have a hard time serving international flights. No parking plus way to fucking small of terminals.
[QUOTE=.FLAP.JACK.DAN.;41642555]I'm more curious as to where they are getting this money from to build such things. I mean I can't imagine them making much exporting.[/QUOTE] illegally selling guns on the black market is kinda easy when nobody is allowed in your country and your citizens have no idea that its happening
[QUOTE=theevilldeadII;41644043]if it was cheaper to land there than other ( SK China Japan ) I could see this doing.[/QUOTE] ???
Looks like the airport from Just Cause 2 to be honest.
[QUOTE=Lonestriper;41642654]Reminds me somewhat of the Charles de Gaulle airport, and knowing Stalinist dictatorships I'm sure we can look forward to this airport being a pre-fab concrete mess like the Charles de Gaulle airport[/QUOTE] [t]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/89/Paris-Charles_de_Gaulle_Airport_-_Terminal_2E.JPG[/t] [t]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9a/Airport_cdg_t1_h4.jpg/800px-Airport_cdg_t1_h4.jpg[/t] [t]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ce/Patis_CDG-1_12.JPG/800px-Patis_CDG-1_12.JPG[/t] [t]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/20/Paris_Charles_De_Gaulle_Airport_Terminal_E_a.JPG/800px-Paris_Charles_De_Gaulle_Airport_Terminal_E_a.JPG[/t] looking into it, the architect labeled it 'avant garde' in design but it was just plain ol' [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brutalist_architecture]brutalism[/url] (at the end of that movement, not ahead of it) with some 70's flare tacked into the style [t]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NsxUGv-Th7E/UJ828uTGVEI/AAAAAAAAANA/kmCpfZkWWyg/s1600/Yale_Art_and_Architecture_Building,_October_20,_2008.jpg[/t] [t]http://www.districtinroads.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Brutalist-Architecture-DC-Metro-Station.jpg[/t] [t]http://www.buyonmagazine.com/sites/default/files/field/image/6a00d8341c5dea53ef0154336756c8970c-500wi_0.jpg[/t] [t]http://cache.wists.com/thumbnails/e/e9/ee9511677d2bc006c25aeca42723b0e2-orig[/t]
[QUOTE=sambooo;41645264]???[/QUOTE] He means if it turns out to be cheaper to fly through there than through South Korea, China, or Japan to get to popular destinations in Asia, then he can see a large economic boom in the future.
But NK have no mony
Why are the two domes not connected? Not only that, but it just seems like a weird design for an airport
the airport only has an arrivals section
Fucking stop building shit that you think will impress everyone and feed your people.
[QUOTE=adam1172;41645001]Theres an Air Koryo sales office in my local airport. Gonna ask abought a flight to pyongyang the next time I travel.[/QUOTE] And then adam1172 was never heard from ever again
All I could think of with those donut shaped terminals is that they drew the runways runways on paper and he accidentally dropped a pair of donuts onto the paper and the artist got confused and made the terminals that shape.
[QUOTE=Sam Za Nemesis;41642427]I'm happy that they are aiming for internationalization of their country, certainly Kim Jong Un at least has a more diplomatic approach than his predecessors, even though his military still wants to bomb everyone[/QUOTE] no this is just yet more pointless posturing; if he actually gave a shit he'd spend the resources used for this to try and make sure that at least some of the people living in the country can actually, y'know, eat [editline]30th July 2013[/editline] [QUOTE=ionuttzu;41642444]It seems North Korea is experience a sort of economic growth. So they're building a ski resort and an airport now, don't remember such things happening before.[/QUOTE] it's built unnecessary shit to pretend it's an actual functioning country before
[QUOTE=sambooo;41645264]???[/QUOTE] Why are you confused? Can't you see this doing
i can't wait to never go there
Too bad those with American passport's can't even get into NK for the most part iirc (unless your on some goodwill mission and abide by some strict rules, etc). I'd love to get some photo's of the place, but I don't think they'd like that at all :v:
The North Korean national airlines (Air Koryo) actually have about 10 aircraft that are modern and meet international safety specs. Somehow, I don't know. I know most of the fleet are banned because of poor maintenance crews.
[img_thumb]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7c/Air_Koryo_cabin_service.JPG[/img_thumb] the delicious gastronomic treats you will enjoy on air koryo
[QUOTE=/dev/sda1;41648558][img_thumb]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7c/Air_Koryo_cabin_service.JPG[/img_thumb] the delicious gastronomic treats you will enjoy on air koryo[/QUOTE] Looks like raw meat. Is it raw meat? I think it's raw meat.
How HAS the economy been doing under KJU anyways?
[QUOTE=/dev/sda1;41648558][img_thumb]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7c/Air_Koryo_cabin_service.JPG[/img_thumb] the delicious gastronomic treats you will enjoy on air koryo[/QUOTE] It took me a second to realize that that is a sandwich.
[QUOTE=prooboo;41649323]How HAS the economy been doing under KJU anyways?[/QUOTE] Under Kim Jong-il, most of the DPRK's economic expansion was very much guided by Juche ideology. As such most of the expansion was in the form of mines, farms and fishing vessels. Under kim Jong-un however, the focus seems to be less on industrial expansion and more on improvements to quality of life. As such the DPRK has recently been expanding/constricting new farms, community centers, fitness/aquatic centers, museums, schools and hospitals. Given how zealous the citizens of the DPRK are when it comes to the Juche idea. I am willing to bet that this shift has upset some of the more hardline elements in the nation, as a result i expect that in the next election the Workers party could lose 10+ seats in the Supreme People's Assembly.
[QUOTE=RAYHALO;41649885]Under Kim Jong-il, most of the DPRK's economic expansion was very much guided by Juche ideology. As such most of the expansion was in the form of mines, farms and fishing vessels. Under kim Jong-un however, the focus seems to be less on industrial expansion and more on improvements to quality of life. As such the DPRK has recently been expanding/constricting new farms, community centers, fitness/aquatic centers, museums, schools and hospitals. Given how zealous the citizens of the DPRK are when it comes to the Juche idea. I am willing to bet that this shift has upset some of the more hardline elements in the nation, as a result i expect that in the next election the Workers party could lose 10+ seats in the Supreme People's Assembly.[/QUOTE] this is the most informative post about NK's current interior situation I've ever seen
I really hope they somehow finish this. Although there's definitely going to be a lot of slave labor involved, it's one step closer to integration with foreign countries.
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