Korongo Airlines’ first flight operated on 16 April between the second-largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lubumbashi, and the country’s capital and largest city, Kinshasa. The 737-300 is operated by Brussels Airlines, which holds a minority share of the new airline.
- Korongo Airlines is a start-up airline in the Democratic Republic of the Congo launched in partnership with Brussels Airlines, as detailed in a separate article this week. On 16 April, the airline commenced operations with a domestic route out of its base in Lubumbashi (FBM), the copper-mining city in the south of the country. The airline now operates from the country’s second-largest city to the largest, the capital Kinshasa (FIH), eight times weekly with a 126-seat 737-300 and 84-seat BAe146 aircraft. Competition comes from Congo Express’ 10, Compagnie Africaine d’Aviation’s seven, flyCongo’s six, and Stellar Airways’ three weekly flights.