Thursday 1 March 2018

DR CONGO: Congo Airways To Start New Routes

This year will be a watershed year for Congo Airways’ expansion plans, says Desire Balazire, Director General of the airline.

The carrier launches services from Kinshasa to Johannesburg today (February 28), marking its international debut, after initially planning to launch these flights later this year on November 1.

The three weekly flights are operated by an Airbus A320-200, with 10 seats in business class and 150 in economy.

Congo Airways next plans to launch flights to Dubai, its first destination outside Africa.

These flights will be operated by a leased Airbus A330.

Later in the year, two more Airbus A320s will be added to its fleet, which presently comprises two Airbus A320s and two Bombardier Q400s, to support regional expansion.

Other destinations that Congo Airways is eyeing include Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Cotonou (Benin), Douala (Cameroon), Addis Ababa and Nairobi.

Tourism Observer

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