Two Koreas Open Air Link

The first commercial passenger flights between North and South Korea for more than 50 years were inaugurated on Monday.

A charter service was flown by a plane belonging to the North Korean airline Koryo.

It flew empty from Pyongyang to Incheon Airport in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, where it collected over 100 tourists. They were then flown back to the secretive northern state.

A South Korean travel agency is organizing the charter service until the end of this year, but it will continue to be one-way traffic. There are no plans for North Koreans to visit the South.

The group of tourists who made the maiden flight will tour the North Korean capital before returning home with a flight provided by South Korea`s second largest carrier, Asiana.