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Full Spread: North Korea’s Sexy Tourism Calendar

Full Spread: North Korea’s Sexy Tourism Calendar
January 7, 2017

The interwebs are ablaze with talk of a “sexy” new tourism calendar coming out of North Korea. Not only do we have all 12 steamy months for your viewing pleasure, we also have the real story behind this calendar. 

North Korea Air Koryo Tourism Calendar 2017

First, here are some facts you might want to know:

North Korea comes out with a series of calendar designs every year.


This is not the one and only calendar that North Korea issued this year. Every year, there are a series of calendar designs that are printed. In past years, we’ve seen features of North Korean cuisine, famous North Korean movie stars, and pretty landscapes. This year, one of the calendars is featuring Air Koryo, the national carrier, and its stewardesses in their new-ish uniforms.

North Korean calendars are printed months in advance of the new year

It’s rumoured that the Air Koryo calendar was printed in the face of and as a result of the recent U.S sanctions against Air Koryo. North Korea are printed months in advance. We got our hands on the Air Koryo calendar in September 2016 way before the new round of sanctions.

Air Koryo uniforms changed from a knee-length red to a sleek navy mini in 2014

Air Koryo stewardesses have been sporting a very sleek navy mini since 2014 as part of an overall move to modernize the airline and aviation industry in North Korea. In 2014, North Korea unveiled a brand new and modernized Pyongyang airport.

Now, here are all 12 months of sexy:

The new Pyongyang airport, expanded check-in counters and new departures board

North Korea Air Koryo Tourism Calendar 2017 - January

Expanded seating area and a cool huge globe in the center

North Korea Air Koryo Tourism Calendar 2017 - February

The famous navy minis

North Korea Air Koryo Tourism Calendar 2017 - March

New cafes and business lounge in the departures area

North Korea Air Koryo Tourism Calendar 2017 - April

Safety first!

North Korea Air Koryo Tourism Calendar 2017 - May

An assortment of real North Korean in-flight beverages including free booze

North Korea Air Koryo Tourism Calendar 2017 - June

Don’t you just love a man in uniform?

North Korea Air Koryo Tourism Calendar 2017 - July

Craft beer is all the rage in North Korea

North Korea Air Koryo Tourism Calendar 2017 - August

Flying with integrity

North Korea Air Koryo Tourism Calendar 2017 - September

Straight outta Pyongyang

North Korea Air Koryo Tourism Calendar 2017 - October

Delicious Korean food while you wait at the airport

North Korea Air Koryo Tourism Calendar 2017 - November

Classic TU204 pulling in

North Korea Air Koryo Tourism Calendar 2017 - December