N'djili Airport

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N'djili Airport
Aéroport de N'djili


FIH is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Location of Airport in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Airport type Public
Location Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Hub for Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation
Elevation AMSL 1,027 ft / 313 m
Coordinates 04°23′08.7″S 15°26′40.45″E / 4.385750°S 15.4445694°E / -4.385750; 15.4445694Coordinates: 04°23′08.7″S 15°26′40.45″E / 4.385750°S 15.4445694°E / -4.385750; 15.4445694
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 15,420 4,700 Concrete
Statistics (2009)
Passengers 672,347

N'djili Airport (IATA: FIHICAO: FZAA), also known as N'Djili International Airport and Kinshasa International Airport, serves the city of Kinshasa and is the largest of the four international airports in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It is named after the nearby Ndjili River.[2]

In 1998, N'Djili airport was the site of one of the decisive battles of the Second Congo War. Rebel forces advancing on Kinshasa infiltrated the airport perimeter but were repulsed by Zimbabwean troops and aircraft arriving to support the government of Laurent Kabila.[3]

The airport has barely been maintained or upgraded and is still using the infrastructure built by the Belgians during the colonial era.[4] Some computerized upgrades to the arrivals terminal have been implemented in recent years[5] and in June 2015 a new international terminal was opened which can service 1 million passengers per year.[6][7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Air Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan, Libreville[8]
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Arik Air Douala, Lagos
ASKY Airlines Libreville, Lomé[9]
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Camair-co Brazzaville, Douala[10]
Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation[11] Goma, Kananga, Kindu, Kisangani, Lodja, Lubumbashi, Mbandaka, Mbuji-Mayi[12]
Congo Airways Goma, Kindu, Kisangani, Lubumbashi
Ethiopian Airlines Brazzaville (ends 1 July 2016),[13] Addis Ababa[14]
Kenya Airways Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta
Royal Air Maroc Casablanca
South African Airways Johannesburg-OR Tambo
TAAG Angola Airlines Luanda[15]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk, Libreville
Westair Benin Cotonou, Pointe-Noire[16]


Airlines Destinations
Cargolux Luxembourg
Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Addis Ababa
Turkish Airlines Cargo Istanbul-Atatürk, Nairobi

Accidents and incidents[edit]


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

  1. ^ List of the busiest airports in Africa
  2. ^ Kambale, Juakali (14 June 2010). "By the Rivers of Kinshasa Town". East African. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Cooper, Tom. "Zaire/DR.Congo 1980–2001". ACIG.ORG. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.cinqchantiers-rdc.com/English/interview6.html
  5. ^ "How to Survive N'djili Airport" hudin.com
  6. ^ Full broadcast of opening (in French), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWLMsxGoilw
  7. ^ http://www.kentucky.com/2015/06/25/3917223/congos-president-inaugurates-new.html
  8. ^ http://www.aircotedivoire.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/fih.pdf
  9. ^ September 2014 Timetable, http://www.flyasky.com/asky/horaires/fih
  10. ^ "Cameroon Airlines Corporation Programme d'été du 30/03/14 au 25/10/14" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-05-26. 
  11. ^ Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation timetable (August 2013)
  12. ^ 2014 March Timetable, http://www.caacongo.com/horaires-20-mars-2014.pdf
  13. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2016/02/09/et-s16update1/
  14. ^ April 2014 Timetable, http://timetables.oag.com/itt/et-routemapper/?language=en
  15. ^ TAAG Angola Route Map May 2014, http://www.taag.com/en/route-map.aspx
  16. ^ Westair Benin destinations list for Winter 2012/2013
  17. ^ "9Q-CUM Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  18. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 8 October 2009. 
  19. ^ "Hijacking description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  20. ^ "Safety Review". Flight Global. 2003. 
  21. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  22. ^ Hradecky, Simon (21 June 2010). "Accident: Hewa Bora MD82 at Kinshasa on Jun 21st 2010, burst tyre on takeoff, hydraulic failure, runway excursion on landing". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  23. ^ "Georgian Airways CRJ1 at Kinshasa on Apr 4th 2011, missed the runway and broke up". The Aviation herald. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 

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