Lubumbashi International Airport is an airport in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (IATA: FBM, ICAO: FZQA).
Lubumbashi International Airport was founded in colonial times as the Elisabethville Airport. It was also known as Luano airport.
This airport played a high-profile role during the Katanga war. After it was seized by the United Nations Force in the Congo (ONUC) troops, the airport was used as a base against the secessionist government.
Airlines and destinations
|Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation
||Beni, Bunia, Bukavu, Goma, Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Kalemie, Kananga, Kinshasa-N'djili, Mbuji-Mayi
||Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Kinshasa-N'djili, Mbuji-Mayi
||Kananga, Kinshasa-N'djili, Mbuji-Mayi
|South African Express
Accidents and incidents
- In December 2001, Air Katanga Douglas C-53-DO ZS-OJD was written off in a landing accident at Lubumbashi International Airport after a delivery flight that originated in South Africa.
- September 15, 1996, Air Katanga Douglas DC-4-1009 OO-ADN. <ref name= GAD
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.