List of highway strips in North Korea

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This is a list of highway airstrips in North Korea. North Korea has built dozens of reserve airstrips along highways and ordinary roads. These airfields are little more than widened sections of pavement that appear to be for emergency or backup use only and may not normally support operations. They are listed as "Highway" or "Highway Strip".[1][2]

Highway Airstrips in North Korea
Name Runway Dimensions (ft) Dimensions (m) Surface Coordinates
Ayang Ni 10/28 6400 x 79 1951 x 24 Gravel 38°15′06.30″N 125°57′50.70″E / 38.2517500°N 125.9640833°E / 38.2517500; 125.9640833
Changyon 14/32 2850 x 102 869 x 36 Grass 38°13′22.80″N 125°08′27.30″E / 38.2230000°N 125.1409167°E / 38.2230000; 125.1409167
Chasan
Kang Da Ri Dirt 39°05′52.45″N 127°24′7.25″E / 39.0979028°N 127.4020139°E / 39.0979028; 127.4020139
Kilchu 03/21 6640 x 102 2024 x 31 Dirt 40°55′04.00″N 129°18′34.90″E / 40.9177778°N 129.3096944°E / 40.9177778; 129.3096944
Kojo Dirt 38°50′32.00″N 127°52′23.00″E / 38.8422222°N 127.8730556°E / 38.8422222; 127.8730556
Koksan South 01/19 6290 x 82 1917 x 25 Asphalt 38°43′56.20″N 126°39′35.40″E / 38.7322778°N 126.6598333°E / 38.7322778; 126.6598333
Koksan South 2 12/30 3550 x 33 1082 x 10 Asphalt 38°39′14.20″N 126°41′06.10″E / 38.6539444°N 126.6850278°E / 38.6539444; 126.6850278
Nuchon Ni 10/28 6450 x 85 1966 x 26 Asphalt 38°13′55.30″N 126°15′50.20″E / 38.2320278°N 126.2639444°E / 38.2320278; 126.2639444
Okpyong Ni 06/24 1430 x 16 436 x 5 Grass 39°16′16.92″N 127°19′14.16″E / 39.2713667°N 127.3206000°E / 39.2713667; 127.3206000
Panghyon South 12/30 5200 x 75 1585 x 23 Asphalt 39°53′00.10″N 125°09′25.50″E / 39.8833611°N 125.1570833°E / 39.8833611; 125.1570833
Panghyon South 2 07/25 1850 x 52 564 x 16 Asphalt 39°48′49.30″N 125°08′59.70″E / 39.8136944°N 125.1499167°E / 39.8136944; 125.1499167
Pyong Ni South 04/22 8420 x 49 2566 x 15 Asphalt 39°19′16.40″N 125°53′52.40″E / 39.3212222°N 125.8978889°E / 39.3212222; 125.8978889
Sangwon 12/30 8140 x 69 2481 x 21 Asphalt 38°50′39.40″N 126°04′04.20″E / 38.8442778°N 126.0678333°E / 38.8442778; 126.0678333
Sangwon Ni 14/32 6360 x 69 1939 x 21 Asphalt 40°07′23.30″N 125°52′15.70″E / 40.1231389°N 125.8710278°E / 40.1231389; 125.8710278
Seanchan
Singye
Sinhung 04/22 7400 x 266 2256 x 81 Asphalt 40°10′51.80″N 127°32′22.50″E / 40.1810556°N 127.5395833°E / 40.1810556; 127.5395833
Sunan-Up 02/20 7650 x 52 2332 x 16 Asphalt 39°15′17.20″N 125°42′19.60″E / 39.2547778°N 125.7054444°E / 39.2547778; 125.7054444
Wong Yo Ri 01/19 6520 x 85 1987 x 26 Asphalt 38°35′39.90″N 126°31′35.50″E / 38.5944167°N 126.5265278°E / 38.5944167; 126.5265278
Yong Hung 39°27′50.00″N 127°19′04.00″E / 39.4638889°N 127.3177778°E / 39.4638889; 127.3177778
CIA image showing the Sunan-Up airstrip in 1968

References[edit]

  1. ^ Landings Database "Landings.com", accessed 12 Aug 10
  2. ^ GlobalSecurity.org "Air Bases - North Korea", accessed 12 Aug 2010