Trans Air Congo
|Hubs|| Pointe Noire Airport
|Fleet size||7 (50 on order)|
|Headquarters||Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo|
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.
Trans Air Congo operates services to the following destinations:
- Domestic scheduled destinations: Brazzaville and Pointe Noire.
- International scheduled destinations: Cotonou, Douala and Libreville.
|Boeing 737-200 Advanced||United States||2||0||100|
|Boeing 737-300||United States||1||0||110|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-82||United States||1||0||110|
|Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia||Brazil||2||0||30|
Trans Air Congo has been delivered the IOSA certificate until 2015.
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
- 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.
- On 21 March 2011, a transport Antonov An-12 on a flight from Brazzaville Maya-Maya Airport to Pointe-Noire Antonio Agostinho Neto International Airport, registered TN-AGK, carrying a crew of 4, crashed into the Mvou-Mvou residential area in Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo. According to sources with the Congo National Agency of Civil Aviation, the aircraft had been cleared to land, and was on a 3 mile final approach when it crashed. The Russian Embassy in Congo reported that the 3 Russian and 1 Kazakhstani crewmembers were killed in the crash. Local medical services report that 23 bodies have so far been recovered from the crash site, along with 15 injuries. Pre-accident pictures of TN-AGK can be seen at JetPhotos.net and Airliners.net.
- "Trans Air Congo Impfondo Airport 4 March 2005". Trans Air Congo Accident 04MAR2005. AviationSafetyNetwork. Retrieved 22 March 2011.
- "Congo: Cargo plane crashes in Pointe-Noire". BBC News. 21 March 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
- "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.
- "Congo plane crash toll reaches 23". Herald Sun. Retrieved 22 March 2011.
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