Wednesday, September 25, 2013

► CONGO (KINSHASA): International Trans Air Business deploys its B737-200M into service to Kinshasa.

Lubumbashi-based carrier, International Trans Air Business (ITAB), deployed its B737-200(M) (MSN 21959 | ZS-PVU) into service on September 10 with its maiden flight being to the Congolese capital, Kinshasa.

ZS-PVU at Lanseria (Photon5)
According to the DR Congo Airline blog, ITAB operates the 3x weekly flight onboard the Combi (i.e mixed freight and passenger configuration) routed as Mbuji-Mayi - Lubumbashi - Kananga - Kinshasa. The local government hopes the service will give competition to FlyCAA and Korongo (ZC) thereby resulting in cheaper, more affordable fares.

Not much is known about the near 60-year old airline save that it has also operated BAC1-11s at various stages in its past.