Showing posts with label Lubumbashi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lubumbashi. Show all posts

Thursday, August 30, 2012

► CONGO (KINSHASA): Korongo to expand network to Mbuji-Mayi, Kolwezi, Goma, Kisangani with more regional routes to follow.

Korongo AirlinesWith a second Bae146-200 (aka AvroRJ 85) (MSN E2196 | OO-DJJ) having joined its fleet on Tuesday 28 August, George Forrest, the Belgian businessman and chairman of Korongo Airlines (ZC), the Lubumbashi based joint venture between Brussels Airlines (40.40%), Forrest Group (39.60%) and local DRC investors (20%), has announced that its next intended destinations within Congo are to be: Mbuji-Mayi (Eastern Kasai), Kolwezi (Katanga), followed by Goma (North Kivu) and Kisangani (Eastern Province).

Thursday, August 2, 2012

► CONGO (KINSHASA): Korongo brings forward planned Johannesburg flight increase.

Korongo Airlines
Strong market demand has forced Congolese carrier Korongo Airlines (ZC) to bring forward its 4x weekly Lubumbashi, DRC - Johannesburg, South Africa, originally slated to have only come into effect on 1 September 2012, to 15 July 2012 (this has only be learned as of now!).

Korongo Airlines Avro RJ100
Korongo Airlines BAe146
Korongo Airlines: Lubumbashi, DRC - Johannesburg, South Africa
-Effective 15 July 2012
  • ZC123 FBM0730 – 0945JNB 733 4
  • ZC123 FBM1510 – 1730JNB 733 137
  • ZC124 JNB1130 – 1350FBM 733 5
  • ZC124 JNB1845 – 2105FBM 733 13
  • ZC124 JNB1850 – 2110FBM 733 7

Friday, July 6, 2012

► CONGO (KINSHASA): Korongo boosts frequencies/capacity to Kinshasa & Johannesburg.

Korongo Airlines
Lubumbashi-based Congolese carrier Korongo Airlines (ZC) is to increase both capacity and frequency on its routes to Johannesburg, South Africa and Kinshasa, DRC with effect from 1 September 2012.

Korongo 737
Korongo Airlines Boeing 737-300 (Pixstel)
Korongo Airlines: Lubumbashi, DRC – Johannesburg, South Africa
-Frequency increases from 2x to 4x weekly
  • ZC123 FBM0730 – 0945JNB 733 4
  • ZC123 FBM1510 – 1730JNB 733 137
  • ZC124 JNB1130 – 1350FBM 733 5
  • ZC124 JNB1845 – 2105FBM 733 13
  • ZC124 JNB1850 – 2110FBM 733 7
Korongo Airlines: Lubumbashi, DRC – Kinshasa, DRC
-All flights to operate with Boeing 737-300 instead of 3x weekly B737/Bae146.
  • ZC101 FBM0730 – 0850FIH 733 137
  • ZC105 FBM1655 – 1845FIH 733 256
  • ZC102 FIH1020 – 1340FBM 733 137
  • ZC106 FIH1945 – 2305FBM 733 256

Korongo Airlines started operations in April 2012 and is a joint-venture between Brussels Airlines and the Belgian multinational Groupe George Forrest International, with full support from Brussels Airlines' parent company Lufthansa.

Since its inception, Korongo has attempted to carve out a niche for itself in the lucrative, albeit accident and bureaucracy infested quagmire that is the Congolese aviation market. In the past, many foreign based airlines have failed where Korongo is attempting to succeed, the most recent casualty of which was South African Express' Congo subsidiary, Congo Express.

Friday, June 15, 2012

► ZAMBIA: Zambezi Airlines recommences flights as of 17 June.

Zambezi Airlines logoAs of Sunday 17 June 2012, Zambian carrier Zambezi Airlines (ZJ) is set to return to the skies after a 7 month hiatus from service, following various safety issues raised by Zambia's Civil Aviation Authority, that have since been settled.

► CONGO (KINSHASA): flyCongo to start Johannesburg from late June.

flyCongoCongolese carrier flyCongo (EO), previously known as Hewa Bora Airways, has announced 2x weekly Boeing 767-200ER flights from Kinshasa to Johannesburg, South Africa via Lubumbashi, DRC, with effect from 27 June 2012. 

The new route will be flyCongo's first regional route as it currently only serves Congolese cities. 

flyCongo's 767
flyCongo's Boeing 767-200ER

flyCongo: Kinshasa - Lubumbashi - Johannesburg
From 27 June 2012
  • EO031 FIH0900 – 1215FBM1315 – 1530JNB 762 3
  • EO061 FIH0900 – 1215FBM1315 – 1530JNB 762 6
  • EO042 JNB1020 – 1235FBM1345 – 1500FIH 762 4
  • EO072 JNB1020 – 1235FBM1345 – 1500FIH 762 7
Read More Here [AirlineRoute]

Presently, the Kinshasa - Johannesburg route is serviced by Korongo Airlines and South African Airways.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

► TANZANIA: Precision Air to restart Arusha from July; postpones Lubumbashi & Lusaka.

Precision Air With renovations to the runway at Arusha's International Airport nearing completion, Tanzanian private carrier Precision Air (PW) has announced the resumption of daily flights to Arusha with effect from July 10. For the duration of the renovation works, passengers have had to use Kilimanjaro International Airport - 50 km away. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

► KENYA: Kenya Airways adjusts Ndola & Lubumbashi flights from September.

Kenya Airways
With effect from 17 September 2012, Kenya Airways (KQ) will reduce its current daily Nairobi - Lubumbashi (Congo, DR) - Ndola (Zambia) - Nairobi service to 6x weekly. 

However, the Saturday service to either city will change to a direct Nairobi - Lubumbashi - Nairobi (served by a Boeing 737-800) and Nairobi - Ndola - Nairobi (served with an Embraer 190) routing respectively, using a Boeing 737-700.

Kenya Airways Boeing 737
Kenya Airways Boeing 737-700 (chr!s85)
Nairobi - Lubumbashi - Ndola - Nairobi
  • KQ586 NBO0855 – 1025FBM1115 – 1200NLA1250 – 1620NBO 73W x6 
Nairobi - Ndola - Nairobi (Saturday flight from 17 September 2012)
  • KQ786 NBO1035 – 1210NLA E90 6
  • KQ787 NLA1300 – 1630NBO E90 6

Nairobi - Lubumbashi - Nairobi (Saturday flight from 17 September 2012)
  • KQ580 NBO0850 – 1020FBM 738 6
  • KQ581 FBM1110 – 1435NBO 738 6

Read More Here [Airline Route]

Sunday, April 29, 2012

► ZAMBIA: Proflight Zambia to start Harare & Lubumbashi from June 2012.

Proflight ZambiaProflight Zambia (P0), until recently, an exclusively domestic Zambian carrier, has announced plans to start Lusaka - Harare and Lusaka - Lubumbashi "sometime in June", in its first foray into the regional market that has since been left vacant by the demise of Air Zimbabwe and Zambezi Airlines, though the absolute confirmation is still dependent on completion of bureaucratic formalities.

Friday, April 27, 2012

► TANZANIA: Precision Air adds Lilongwe and Lubumbashi from May 2012; Harare and Lusaka from July 2012.

Precision Air Tanzania's Precision Air (PW) will with effect from May 2012 expand its route network to include 4 new sub-Saharan destinations - Harare, Lusaka, Lilongwe and Lubumbashi using its B733. UPDATE: Dar es Salaam - Lubumbashi - Lusaka will commence on 18 May 2012, whilst Dar es Salaam -Lilongwe - Harare will commence on 3 July 2012.