Lubumbashi International Airport

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Lubumbashi International Airport
Lubumbashi International Airport.png
IATA: FBMICAO: FZQA
FBM is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Location of Airport in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Lubumbashi
Location Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 4,295 ft / 1,197 m
Coordinates 11°35′28.80″S 27°31′51.52″E / 11.5913333°S 27.5309778°E / -11.5913333; 27.5309778
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 10,623 3,203 Asphalt

Lubumbashi International Airport is an airport in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (IATA: FBMICAO: FZQA).

History[edit]

Lubumbashi International Airport was founded in colonial times as the Elisabethville Airport.[1] It was also known as Luano airport.

This airport played a high-profile role during the Katanga war.[2] 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.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation[4] Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Kalemie, Kananga, Kinshasa-N'djili, Mbuji-Mayi, Kolwezi Kamina, Manono[5]
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Kenya Airways Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta
Korongo Airlines Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Kinshasa-N'djili, Mbuji-Mayi, Kolwezi[6]
South African Express Johannesburg-OR Tambo

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Khuphuka Kings Durban (Starts February), Ndola (Starts February)[7]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 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.[8][9]
  • September 15, 1996, Air Katanga Douglas DC-4-1009 OO-ADN. <ref name= GAD

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

External links[edit]