North Korea's new airport has an internet room. There is just one problem

Eric Talamadge@ev_bartlett
Thursday 27 August 2015 09:10
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TL;DR: It doesn't have any internet

Pyongyang’s new airport building has all the features international travellers expect, though some lose their lustre upon closer examination.

Case in point: its internet room appears to be missing the internet.

On two recent trips through the airport, the room’s three terminals were either occupied by airport employees, or were empty, with their keyboards removed. Airport officials refused to comment.

The internet room at the airport is there to give visitors the sense that North Korea is just like any other destination.

In North Korea, the internet can be seen only by a small number of elites, IT experts or others with a clear need to use it, and always under close supervision.

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