Looking for the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Kinshasa? Congo Airways now plies the SA – DRC route three times per week. Instantly search, compare and book your own international flights, or find out more about Congo Airways below:
About Congo Airways
Launched on 20 October 2015, Congo Airways (www.congoairways.com) is the flag carrier airline of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Upon launch, the airline operated a fleet of 2 Airbus A320s acquired from European airline Alitalia. The airline is headquartered in Kinshasa, and its parent company is the DRC government. The airline’s base is situated at N’djili International Airport in Kinshasa.
As of the third quarter of 2018, the airline operates regular scheduled flights to 9 Congolese destinations. Internationally, the airline also flies to Doula in Cameroon and Johannesburg in South Africa.
Within the DRC, Congo Airways operates regular scheduled flights to Kindu, Kananga, Kinshasa, Kisangi, Moanda, Mbandaka, Mjubi-Mayi as well as Goma.
The 2019 Congo Airways Fleet
Going into 2019, the airline operates a fleet consisting of 2 Airbus A320-200s, 1 Boeing 737-800, as well as 2 Bombardier Dash 8-Q400s.
Other Congolese Airlines, past and present
Instability in the DRC has taken its toll on a number of airlines who previously and currently run flight operations within the country. Some of the other DRC aviation brands, past and present, include ACS Air Charter Service (also known as Zaire Charter), Africa One, Air Baraka, Air Congon, Air Zaire, AirDC (NOT AirDRC), Armi Global Business Air, Ban Air Cargo, Blue Airlines Congo, Bravo Air Congo, Congo Express airline, Co-Za Airways, DAS Airlines, flyCongo, Flight Express Congo, GisAir, Goma Express, JetAir Congo and Jet Congo Airlines.
Others Congo airlines have included Katanga Express, Kavatsi Airlines, Kinshasa Airways, Kivu Air, Korongo Airlines, Pan African Express, TMK Air Commuter and WaltAir Congo.
Internationally, Congo Airways competes with the likes of Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and Asky Airlines along the Kinshasa – Johannesburg route, while the airline faces competition from KQ, Ethiopian, as well as Turkish Airlines and Air Burkina along the Kinshasa – Doula route.
Booking Congo Airways flights online
To book your flights to or from the DRC directly with Congo Airways, visit www.congoairways.com – NOT www.flycongo.com or www.congoairways.co.za. To instantly compare and book your own DRC flights online, simply type your preferred destination and travel dates into the flight search engine above.