Trans Air Congo

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Trans Air Congo
IATA
Q8
ICAO
TSG
Callsign
TRANS-CONGO
Founded 1994
Hubs Republic of the Congo Pointe Noire Airport
Democratic Republic of the Congo N'djili Airport
Frequent-flyer program MilesPlus
Fleet size 7 (50 on order)
Destinations 5
Headquarters Republic of the Congo Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo
Website official website
Trans Air Congo Boeing 737-300

Trans Air Congo is an airline based at Pointe Noire Airport in Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo.

History[edit]

The company was established on 24 August 1994 by the El-Hage family and started services with a single Let 410 aircraft. Early services were largely between Brazzaville and Pointe Noire. In December 1994 an Antonov An-24 joined the fleet, followed in 1996 by a Boeing 727 and Yakovlev Yak-42D. Late 1997 saw the airline having to move temporarily to Johannesburg in South Africa to avoid a civil war.

Services[edit]

Trans Air Congo operates services to the following destinations:

Fleet[edit]

The Trans Air Congo fleet consists of the following aircraft:[1][2]

Trans Air Congo fleet
Aircraft Origin In Service Orders Passengers Note
Boeing 737-200 Advanced  United States 3 0 100
Boeing 737-300  United States 2 0 110
Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia  Brazil 2 0 30
Yakovlev Yak-42  Soviet Union 0 (1 on lease) 0 80 ex-Grozny Avia aircraft
Operated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (registration 9Q-TAA, previously RA-42375)
Airbus C-212-400 Aviocar  Spain 10
TBA
5 for Democratic Republic of the Congo
5 for Republic of the Congo
Xian MA60  China 10
TBA
ATR 72–600  France
 Italy
10
TBA
5 for Democratic Republic of the Congo
5 for Republic of the Congo
Boeing 767-300ER  United States 5
TBA
Airbus A321-200  France 5
TBA
Antonov An-158  Ukraine 5
TBA
Sukhoi Superjet 100-95  Russia 5
TBA
Total 7 50

Certification[edit]

Trans Air Congo has been delivered the IOSA certificate until 2015.[3]

MilesPlus[edit]

MilesPlus is the frequent flyer program developed by TAC. Registration is free and open to every passengers. First company in Congo to develop a fidelity program, MilesPlus has proved to be a successful tool as the program enrolled more than 2200 members since its creation in 2012. MilesPlus offers 4 different cards (Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum).

Incidents and Accidents[edit]

  • On 4 March 2005, an Antonov AN-24B, registration EY-46399, ran off the runway at Impfondo Airport in the Republic of the Congo, and into a field. The aircraft subsequently caught fire and burned, causing the airframe to be written off. The flight was scheduled to fly to the Brazzaville Maya-Maya Airport.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/safety/audit/iosa/Pages/registry.aspx
  4. ^ "Trans Air Congo Impfondo Airport 4 March 2005". Trans Air Congo Accident 04MAR2005. AviationSafetyNetwork. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Congo: Cargo plane crashes in Pointe-Noire". BBC News. 21 March 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Trans Air Congo AN12 at Ponte-Noire on Mar 21, 2011". Trans Air Congo AN12 at Ponte-Noire on Mar 21, 2011. The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Congo plane crash toll reaches 23". Herald Sun. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 

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