Ivan Zakharchenko. North Korea has been leased from Ukraine's new airliner, has informed on Sunday the South Korean Agency.
according to him, to update an aging fleet of civil aviation of the DPRK on March 14 of the current year received from Ukraine for the second An-148 aircraft.
the contract with the state aircraft building concern "Antonov" about leasing 2 planes An-148 was signed in 2013. The jets came into the hands of the North Korean airline Air Koryo.
As underlined by the Agency, the Jets have the ability to be used to move passengers over distances up to 3498 miles, and equally as transport for the leadership of the DPRK.
An-148 - short-haul narrow-body passenger aircraft. Liner accommodates 80 passengers, the management of the aircraft are two pilots.