Wonsan International Friendship Air Festival
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Wonsan International Friendship Air Festival
Wonsan International Friendship Air Festival
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Logo for the (cancelled) 2017 air festival
GenreAir show
VenueKalma Airport
Location(s)Wonsan, North Korea
CountryNorth Korea
Years active2016, 2017 (cancelled)
InauguratedSeptember 2016 (2016-09)
Most recentSeptember 2016 (2016-09)
Next eventSeptember 23, 2017 (2017-09-23) (cancelled)
September 24, 2017 (2017-09-24) (cancelled)
Websitewww.wonsanairfestival.com Edit this at Wikidata[dead link]

The Wonsan International Friendship Air Festival or Wonsan Air Festival is an air show first held in September 2016 at Kalma Airport in Wonsan, North Korea.


At the 2016 edition the Korean People's Army Air Force displayed a number of its aircraft, including Su-25, MiG-21 and MiG-29 combat aircraft.[1][2][3][4] In addition Tu-134, Tu-154, An-24, Il-62 and Il-76 aircraft of Air Koryo, the North Korean national airline, also participated. Around 10,000-15,000 local spectators watched the show, as did a number of international journalists and around 200[5] international aviation enthusiasts.[6]


Initially there were plans to hold the air show every two years, but in March 2017 it was announced that a second edition of the air show would be held between 23 and 24 September 2017.[7][8] It was announced that the MiG-23 fighter would appear.[9]

In August 2017, a month before the event, the 2017 edition of the show was cancelled for "geopolitical reasons".[10][11]


  1. ^ North Korea is Hosting its First Air Show February 18, 2016 Popular Mechanics Retrieved February 3, 2017
  2. ^ North Korea's Wonsan Friendship Air Festival USA Today Retrieved February 3, 2017
  3. ^ North Korea shows off fighter jets at its first international air show September 26, 2016 International Business Times Retrieved February 3, 2017
  4. ^ North Korea Hosts First Air Show Ever September 26, 2017 The Aviationist Retrieved September 11,2017
  5. ^ Fifield, Anna Time travel on North Korea's fleet of Soviet-era planes May 18, 2016 Stars and Stripes Retrieved September 25, 2017
  6. ^ Filmer, Paul Airshow Review - Wonsan Air Festival, North Korea September 30, 2016 Global Aviation Resource Retrieved September 11, 2017
  7. ^ Home - Wonsan Air Festival Retrieved February 3, 2017 Archived 2017-03-09 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Home - Wonsan Air Festival". Wonsan Air Festival. Wonsan International Friendship Air Festival Preparatory Committee & Wonsan-Kumgangsan International Tourist Zone Development Committee. 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-05-30. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ Wonsan International Friendship Air Festival Facebook page December 28, 2016 Retrieved September 11, 2017
  10. ^ North Korea cancels 2017 Wonsan Air Show August 25, 2017 NHK Retrieved September 7, 2017
  11. ^ North Korea scraps Wonsan Air Show as sanctions tighten August 28, 2017 South China Morning Post Retrieved September 8, 2017

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