Finally, what took so long. North Korea’s diplomatic tie to China is the strongest they have. About time they resumed flights again.
Without going to politically deep, I’ll give my two cents about my thoughts on North Korea and its future.
Personally I’ve never found North Korea as a enemy nor a danger to the world. I feel people are too paranoid and judge without knowing the real truth. Sure they sent a couple of missiles across Japan’s border but never practically harmed anyone in the process of doing so, but looking at other nations, you’ll see what kind of devastation they’ve brought up upon us all.
Now for the future, I believe thanks to South Korea, they have chance to grow. They won’t become as big as today’s economic power houses (USA, China, Japan, Germany, etc…) but still evolve and expand within the trading market of importing / exporting goods and services. I could see their GDP growing significantly but still remain and considered as a poor nation for the most. Another thing we’ll start seeing is rich and poor people separation. Some will remain poor and other will grow and a segregation in socio economic values and differences will come forth. And their nuclear arsenal will continue to be a great asset to their military defense and governmental power. They won’t throw away their nuclear assets just like that, it’s their last line of defense, proving the world what they are capable of doing when in provocation.
Will they unify with SK? No they won’t and they shouldn’t! it’d be a major burden on SK, and the massive difference in economic stands (Those who are Wealthy and those in Poverty) will differ a lot, and could put SK in odd positions they don’t want to be in. Language has become a barrier and so has their political stand and way of seeing things. All issues can be resolved but i believe that it’s be better if they keep being two separate nation with close friendly diplomatic ties.
Oh yea about flights… You could send Spirit Airlines there, they’ll bring spirit and hope to their newly found diplomatic ties… no?
In all seriousness, Air China will vastly keep dominating the North Korean flight market. The US can give it a shot but all complication between the two nations has to drop first.