About the Wonsan International Friendship Air Festival



The Festival will be taking place in the Eastern port city of Wonsan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

The main venue will be Kalma Airport, a newly re-constructed airport built in grand style and gateway to the Wonsan – Mount Kumgang International Tourism Zone. Further events will take place on Kalma Myongsasimri Bathing Resort, a pristine white sandy beach backing onto the Eastern Korean Sea, and Haean Square, the city’s central square which will host the grand finale of the Festival.



The Festival will be held over two full days between Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017. After the Festival is concluded, there will be a third day on Monday 25th September for the optional scenic pleasure flight opportunities.


What is Taking Place During the Festival?

There will be a packed itinerary of aviation and air sports related events across all days, including civil and military aerobatic flying displays, scenic pleasure flights, an International Friendship Skydive and parachuting display, an International Friendship Mass Ballooning Ascent and Nightglow, plus microlight and model aircraft flying display.

Framing the aviation-related events will be an array of Korean cultural entertainment encompassing song and dance performances, the DPRK National Beer Showcase, and culminating in a grand evening finale of Mass Dancing and fireworks.

For more information you may see the What’s On section of the website and also peruse the detailed Schedule.


Who Can Join?

The Festival is open to all international aviation enthusiasts, air sports practitioners and foreign tourists from around the world who wish to witness and take part in this amazing event. Visitors may choose whether they wish to simply sit back and enjoy the displays and entertainment on offer, or additionally actively participate in the opportunities available, for example the International Friendship Skydive and the International Friendship Mass Ballooning Ascent and Nightglow.


How Can I Join?

You may join us by applying to booking a dedicated Air Festival tour package with one of our officially approved DPRK Tour Agencies. Further information on how to book a tour can be found in the How to Join section of the website.


How Will I Travel to the Air Festival?

Your tour package will include return international scheduled flights between China / Russia and the DPRK on board the country’s national flag carrier, Air Koryo. Further information can be found on the Getting There section of the website. 


Why is the Air Festival Taking Place?

The Wonsan International Friendship Air Festival is being organised to promote the spirit of international peace and friendship through aviation and air sports. It is a non-political event organised to bring together aviation and air sports enthusiasts from around the world to share in their passion. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea welcomes aviation enthusiasts, air sportspersons, and international tourists to the city of Wonsan who share in this vision and who wish to be a part of this exciting event.

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