In Vladivostok have detained flight to Pyongyang

© RIA Novosti / Elena Glasgowuniversity passenger terminal in Vladivostok. Archival photoIn Vladivostok have detained flight to Pyongyang© RIA Novosti / Elena Glushakova

The flight from Vladivostok to Pyongyang operated by Air Koryo (the national airline of the state of the DPRK) was delayed for 4.5 hours, told RIA Novosti the representative of the International airport Vladivostok.

North Korea’s missile, the start of which was produced in 5.40 Monday (23.40 GMT Sunday) from the East coast of the country, flown 450 miles. The joint chiefs of staff of South Korea classifies the North Korean rocket as medium or short range. The rocket fell in the exclusive economic zone of Japan, the damage to Japanese sea and air vessels are not fixed. Tokyo lodged a strong protest and condemnation «in the strongest possible terms». The launch of the Secretary-General of the government of Japan of Yoshihide Suga called a blatant violation of the resolutions of the UN security Council.

«Flight at 15.35 delayed until 20.00 local time (13.00 MSK). Another flight to Pyongyang 12.20 (05.20 GMT) crash on a schedule. The arrival of a plane from North Korea — schedule», — said the source, without specifying the reason for the delay of one of the flights.

Earlier flights to Pyongyang was delayed in April by decision of the management of the airline. Then the local representative of the travel Agency «Alfaomega» which sells tours to North Korea, reported that AK Air Koryo is the first time.

In particular, the flight was postponed a day after the parade on the occasion of the 105th anniversary of former DPRK leader Kim Il sung, which was attended by the leadership of the DPRK and about 200 specially invited foreign journalists. Two trips to China and one flight to Russia was delayed for more than 6 hours.