Mirim Airport

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Mirim Airport
Pyongyang East Airfield
Mirim bihaengjang
Mirim pihaengjang
Coordinates 39°00′59.90″N 125°50′52.90″E / 39.0166389°N 125.8480278°E / 39.0166389; 125.8480278
Type Military airfield
Site information
Owner Korean People's Air Force
Controlled by Imperial Japanese Army Air Service
Korean People's Air Force
Condition used by ultralight aircraft only
Site history
Built 1940s
Built by Imperial Japanese Army Air Service
In use 1940s-present
Materials concrete
Airfield information
Elevation 9 m (30 ft) AMSL
Direction Length and surface
09/27 1,314 m (4,311 ft) 

Mirim Airport, also known as Pyongyang East Airfield or K-24 Air Base, is an airport in Mirim-dong, Sadong-guyok, Pyongyang-si, North Korea.


The airfield has a single concrete runway 09/27 measuring 4310 x 69 feet (1314 x 21 m).[1] It is sited along the Taedong River on the eastern edge of the capital city of Pyongyang. It has several taxiways, but is no longer used for air traffic. The site has since become a staging ground for large capital parades.[2]

North of the former airport is a 200 metres (660 ft) runway with two helipads and a single structure.

A new facility consisting of a single runway was constructed in 2016 located at 39°0′35″N 125°50′50″E / 39.00972°N 125.84722°E / 39.00972; 125.84722. Mirim Air Club operates ultralight aircraft from the airfield for tours around the city beginning in 2016.[3]


Korean War[edit]

Following the capture of Pyongyang on 19 October 1950 the air base was put into service by the UN forces. The USAF designated the base K-24.[4]

USAF units stationed at the base included:

UN units stationed at the base included:

UN forces abandoned the base on 5 December 1950 as part of the evacuation of Pyongyang in the face of the Chinese intervention.[7] On 10 December 1950 B-29s bombed the airfield with high-explosive bombs.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Landings database page "Landings.Com", accessed 10 Aug 2010,
  2. ^ "Satellite Images Show Scale of Planned North Korea Parade". NDTV.com. October 9, 2015. Retrieved September 3, 2016. 
  3. ^ https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2016/10/17/pyongyangs-newest-attraction-sightseeing-in-an-ultralight-airplane.html
  4. ^ Y'Blood, William (2002). Down in the weeds: Close air support in Korea. Air Force Historical Studies Office. p. 21. ISBN 9781428990173. 
  5. ^ a b c Y'Blood, p.21
  6. ^ Futrell, Frank (1983). The United States Air Force in Korea, 1950-1953. Air Force History & Museums Program. p. 217. ISBN 9780912799711. 
  7. ^ Appleman, p.316
  8. ^ Futrell, p.263

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Air Force.