FlyCongo

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FlyCongo
IATA ICAO Callsign
EO ALX ALLCONGO
Founded 2012
Commenced operations 24 March 2012
Ceased operations October, 2012[1]
Operating bases N'djili Airport
Fleet size 5[2]
Destinations 6
Company slogan Like Never Before!
Headquarters Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Key people Jean-Marc Pajot (CEO), A.Mwananteba (Owner)[3]
Website www.flycongo.com

FlyCongo was an airline based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was formed due to the suspension of Hewa Bora Airways after a series of fatal accidents. The new airline aimed to show a huge improvement in air safety in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After only 6 months in operation the company merged with Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation (CAA) in October, 2012.[1]

History[edit]

Founded in 2012 from the remains of Hewa Bora Airways, FlyCongo commenced operations on 24 March 2012 with a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 aircraft.[4]

On 27 March 2012, FlyCongo announced that they will be destroying six of the previous aircraft operated by Hewa Bora Airways in a bid to boost confidence in the new airline. The aircraft will be five Boeing 727s and one of another unknown type.[5]

In 2012 CAA formed a commercial and strategic alliance with rival FlyCongo which led to consolidation into a single brand, flyCAA, in October 2012.[6]

Destinations[edit]

FlyCongo served the following destinations (as of April 2012):[7]

[Base] Base
City Country IATA ICAO Airport
Gemena  Democratic Republic of the Congo GMA FZFK Gemena Airport
Goma  Democratic Republic of the Congo GOM FZNA Goma International Airport
Johannesburg  South Africa JNB FAJS OR Tambo International Airport
Kinshasa  Democratic Republic of the Congo FIH FZAA N'djili Airport [Base]
Kisangani  Democratic Republic of the Congo FKI FZIC Bangoka International Airport
Lubumbashi  Democratic Republic of the Congo FBM FZQA Lubumbashi International Airport
Mbandaka  Democratic Republic of the Congo MDK FZEA Mbandaka Airport

Fleet[edit]

The FlyCongo fleet was made of the following aircraft (as of April 2014):[8][9]

FlyCongo Fleet
Aircraft Total Notes
Boeing 767-200ER 1 Stored at FIH[citation needed]
Airbus A320 5 2 Inactive
Boeing 737-3B7 0 5 to enter service. Ex Batavia Air aircraft.
Fokker-50 3
Total 10 (7 Active)[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Information about Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation". ch-aviation.ch. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/airline.php?cha=FEO
  3. ^ New Congo airline destroys old planes
  4. ^ FlyCongo replaces Hewa Bora in Congolese heaven
  5. ^ "DR Congo planes to be destroyed by Fly Congo". BBC News. 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2017-08-16. 
  6. ^ "Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation". Airliner World: 32–36. February 2015. 
  7. ^ FlyCongo Timetable (23/03/2012)
  8. ^ a b The World's leading Airline Intelligence Provider since 1998 | ch-aviation consulting, http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/airline/CAD#al_profile_tab_fleet
  9. ^ a b Fly CAA website, http://www.caacongo.com/flotte.html

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