Air China to suspend Beijing-Pyongyang flights

China's national airline, Air China, suspended flights from Beijing to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, from late on Friday, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said.
It did not say why the flights, which operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, were being suspended. DEBKAfile: the suspension of civil flights is a sign of peak tension around North Korea.
The last flight between the two cities took place on Friday, with the return flight to Beijing arriving in the early evening, the broadcaster said. 

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