Congo Airways

Full Service Carrier
Domestic only
Grounded on 11-Sep-2023


Congo Airways is the successor airline to the former national carrier of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, LAC - Lignes Aériennes Congolaises. The carrier launched operations on 09-Oct-2015, initially serving eight domestic destinations, including Goma, Kinshasa and Lubumbashi before expanding to provide regional and international services. Ownership of the airline is divided between the Government and local investors, foreign shareholders and the airline's employees, with USD35 million in initial capital. Air France Consulting assisted with preparations.

Congo Airways suspended operations effective 11-Sep-2023. The carrier stated the suspension will allow it to improve operational efficiency and safety guarantees in compliance with IATA standards. The carrier plans to resume operations shortly.

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