Its carrier’s flagship of North Korea made the first international flight after the pandemic, reports the BBC.

Air Koryo’s JS151 departed Pyongyang on Tuesday morning and landed at the airport in the capital Beijingaccording to data from real-time flight tracking service Flightradar24.

It is unclear who was on board or how many passengers JS151 was carrying.

Travel agency Koryo Tours reported that the Pyongyang-Beijing route reopened for North Koreans to return home.

According to Flightradar24, flight JS151 was operated by a Tupolev Tu-204 aircraft, which can carry up to 210 passengers.

It was unclear how many passengers were on board the plane, which was scheduled to depart for Pyongyang from the Chinese capital at noon.

But Kyodo News reported that Air Koryo’s check-in counter at Beijing airport was packed with passengers wearing North Korean flag pins on their chests and pushing trolleys full of luggage.

On Monday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced that it had approved the resumption of Air Koryo flights to Beijing, three and a half years after they were suspended due to the Covid border closure.

Pyongyang only recently resumed limited international passenger movements.

Last week, a group of North Korean athletes crossed the border into China on their way to the Taekwondo World Championships in neighboring Kazakhstan.

Russian and Chinese delegations were also in the North Korean capital in July to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War, the first known foreign delegations to be invited to the country since 2020.