|Commenced operations||October 2015|
|Parent company||State of DRC|
|Key people||Désiré Balaziré, CEO|
Jerome Maillet, Accountable Manager & Deputy CEO
Xavier Bruyndonckx, COO
Congo Airways is the flag carrier of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With a paid-up capital of US$90 million, it started operations on 20 October 2015, using two Airbus A320 aircraft acquired from Alitalia. The company serves nine Congolese destinations from its base at N'djili Airport in Kinshasa.
As of June 2016, the company operates domestic routes from its hub at N'djili Airport in Kinshasa to Goma, Kindu, Kananga, Kisangani, Lubumbashi, Mbandaka and Mbuji-Mayi. In January 2016, the company announced that it wants to expand service to smaller airports such as Beni and Buta Zega and internationally to Luanda, Pointe Noire, Addis Ababa, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta, Lagos, and Abidjan. Long-term plans included flights to Dubai Int'l and Guangzhou. In May 2018 the airline commenced flights to Douala and Johannesburg-OR Tambo airport.
- International Hub
The Congo Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft as of August 2017:
|Boeing 737-800||1||—||16||138||154||Leased from Ethiopian Airlines|
|Bombardier Dash 8-Q400||2||—||5||64||69|
One of the aircraft was being impounded in Dublin for a few weeks in September 2015 where it was to be painted.
- Blachly, Linda (8 April 2016). "Aircraft News-April 8, 2016". Air Transport World. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016.
Kinshasa-based Congo Airways, which started operations in October 2015, added a previously owned Bombardier Q400 to its fleet, according to Bombardier.
- "Congo Airways outlines regional, int'l expansion plans". ch-aviation GmbH. 28 January 2016. Archived from the original on 3 September 2016.
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- "Congo Airways adds maiden Boeing metal ahead of int'l debut". Retrieved 6 May 2018.
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