Riwon Airport

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Riwon Airport
Airport type Military
Serves Riwŏn, North Korea
Elevation AMSL 85 ft / 26 m
Coordinates 40°21′35.90″N 128°43′08.50″E / 40.3599722°N 128.7190278°E / 40.3599722; 128.7190278
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 8,150 2,484 Asphalt
Riwon Airport
Chosŏn'gŭl 리원비행장
Revised Romanization Iwon bihaengjang
McCune–Reischauer Riwŏn pihaengjang

Riwon Airport is an airport in Riwŏn-gun, Hamgyong-namdo, North Korea.


The airfield has a single asphalt runway 11/29 measuring 8150 x 128 feet (2484 x 39 m).[1] It has a full length parallel taxiway with aprons at each end, as well as taxiways leading nearly 1.5 km north to dispersed or underground aircraft storage. It is home to a fighter regiment of 38 MiG-21 jets.[2]


  1. ^ Landings database page "Landings.Com", accessed 25 Aug 2010
  2. ^ GlobalSecurity.org "Air Bases - North Korea", accessed 24 Aug 2010