A RECENT MEETING of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has failed to resolve differences between South and North Korea over the planned opening up of the Pyongyang Flight Information Region (FIR).

According to ICAO, "-some progress was made", during the meeting in Bangkok between representatives from China, Japan and the two Koreas. The Koreans have still been unable to reach a procedural agreement on managing flights between Pyongynag and neighbouring Taegu FIR.

ICAO had been hoping to broker a deal, clearing the way for the start of trial flights through North Korean airspace in October. Airline trials had originally been scheduled for early September.

Source: Flight International