Air Kasaï

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Air Kasaï
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IATA ICAO Callsign
- - -
Founded 1983
Hubs N'Dolo Airport
Secondary hubs Mbandaka, Tshikapa, Kananga
Fleet size 5
Destinations 21
Headquarters N'Dolo Airport
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Air Kasaï is an airline with its head office on the property of N'Dolo Airport in Barumbu, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1] It operates charter services within Africa. Its main base is N'Dolo Airport, Kinshasa.[2]

The airline is banned from operating in the European Union, as any other airline in the country and is on the list of air carriers banned in the European Union. [3]


The airline was established in 1983 and was formerly known as TAC - Transport Aérien Congo and TAZ - Transport Aérien Zaïrois. It is a Swedish owned company.[2]

In March 2006, Air Kasaï was officially banned from operating in the whole EU, plus Norway and Switzerland.[4]


Air Kasaï serves the following destinations (as of April 2012):[5]

[Base] Base
City Country Region IATA ICAO Airport
Beni  Democratic Republic of the Congo Central Africa - FZNS Wageni Airport
Bunia  Democratic Republic of the Congo Central Africa BUX FZKA Bunia Airport
Entebbe  Uganda East Africa EBB HUEN Entebbe International Airport
Goma  Democratic Republic of the Congo Central Africa GOM FZNA Goma International Airport
Kinshasa  Democratic Republic of the Congo Central Africa FIH FZAA N'djili Airport [Base]
Kinshasa  Democratic Republic of the Congo Central Africa NLO FZAB N'Dolo Airport [Base]
Libreville  Gabon Central Africa LBV FOOL Libreville Leon M'ba International Airport
Lubumbashi  Democratic Republic of the Congo Central Africa FBM FZQA Lubumbashi International Airport
Pointe-Noire  Republic of the Congo Central Africa PNR FCPP Antonio Agostinho Neto International Airport


The Air Kasaï fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of April 2014)[6]

Air Kasaï Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet
Antonov An-26 1
ATR 72 1
Let L-410 Turbolet 1
Boeing 737-230 1
Antonov An-2 1
Total 5

In The Media[edit]

In March 2014 Air Kasai was featured in the Vice News Episode: Russian Pilots of the Congo.

Incidents and accidents[edit]

On 9 September 2005, an Air Kasaï Antonov An-26B crashed in the Republic of the Congo 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of Brazzaville, killing all 13 people (four crew members and nine passengers) on board.[7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nos Contacts." Air Kasaï. Retrieved on 4 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. pp. 58–59. 
  3. ^ "List of airlines subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union" (PDF). European Commission for Transport. European Commission. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  4. ^ EU Blacklist
  5. ^ Air Kasaï destinations
  6. ^
  7. ^ "13 killed in plane crash in Congo." People's Daily.
  8. ^ "Bodies to be sent to DRC after plane crash." IOL.

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