Lubumbashi International Airport

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Lubumbashi International Airport
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FBM is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Location of Airport in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Airport type Public
Serves Lubumbashi
Location Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 4,295 ft / 1,197 m
Coordinates 11°35′28.80″S 27°31′51.52″E / 11.5913333°S 27.5309778°E / -11.5913333; 27.5309778
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 10,623 3,203 Asphalt

Lubumbashi International Airport is an airport in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (IATA: FBMICAO: FZQA).


Lubumbashi International Airport was founded in colonial times as the Elisabethville Airport.[1] It was also known as Luano airport.

This airport played a high-profile role during the Katanga war.[2] After it was seized by the United Nations Force in the Congo (ONUC) troops, the airport was used as a base against the secessionist government.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation[4] Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Kalemie, Kananga, Kinshasa-N'djili, Mbuji-Mayi, Kolwezi, Kamina, Manono[5]
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Kenya Airways Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta
South African Express Johannesburg-OR Tambo


Airlines Destinations
Demavia Brussels[citation needed]

Accidents and incidents[edit]


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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