China Limits North Korea’s ‘Worst Airline in the World’ After Emergency Landing

North Korea’s state-owned airline, Air Koryo, apparently pushed China’s civil aviation regulators beyond the limits of their patience with an emergency-landing incident last month. On Wednesday, China announced that Air Koryo’s operations would be limited until significant improvements in pilot training and maintenance are made.

North Korea’s state-owned airline, Air Koryo

Malaysia Shuts Down Sharia-Compliant Airline Because It Wasn’t Aviation-Compliant

After a splashy launch in December, Rayani Air has come to an ignominious end in June. According to, Malaysia’s first sharia-compliant airline wasn’t aviation-compliant. Following complaints from passengers, a safety audit that evidently didn’t go well, and a crippling strike by pilots, the government shut the carrier down.