Air Koryo (the former Choson Minhang Korean Airways) is the state-owned national airline of the communist Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
International sanctions and environmental restrictions have reduced the airline's international destinations with only China and Vladivostok remaining. The older Antonovs, Ilyushins and Tupolevs rarely fly abroad. Nevertheless these aircraft and their crews are kept ready for operation.
When photographer Arthur Mebius boards incidental local flights in the aged 40 years old design, an image of dedication and pride arises.