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Congo Express is a regional airline
Regional airline
Regional airlines are airlines that operate regional aircraft to provide passenger air service to communities without sufficient demand to attract mainline service...

 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a state located in Central Africa. It is the second largest country in Africa by area and the eleventh largest in the world...

 that commenced operations on 1 February 2010 on two routes flying out of Kinshasa
Kinshasa
Kinshasa is the capital and largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The city is located on the Congo River....

. It currently flies only one route, between Kinshasa and Lubumbashi
Lubumbashi
Lubumbashi is the second largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, second only to the nation's capital Kinshasa, and the hub of the southeastern part of the country. The copper-mining city serves as the capital of the relatively prosperous Katanga Province, lying near the Zambian border...

. It is a partnership between BizAfrika Congo, a Congolese company, and South African Express
South African Express
South African Express Airways is an airline based in South Africa. Although the airline is operationally independent of South African Airways, its flights are incorporated within the strategic alliance with Airlink and South African Airways. South African Express started operations on 24 April 1994...

, a South Africa
South Africa
The Republic of South Africa is a country in southern Africa. Located at the southern tip of Africa, it is divided into nine provinces, with of coastline on the Atlantic and Indian oceans...

n regional airline. The airline has its head office in the Bâtiment Banque Congolaise in central Lubumbashi
Lubumbashi
Lubumbashi is the second largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, second only to the nation's capital Kinshasa, and the hub of the southeastern part of the country. The copper-mining city serves as the capital of the relatively prosperous Katanga Province, lying near the Zambian border...

.

Destinations

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a state located in Central Africa. It is the second largest country in Africa by area and the eleventh largest in the world...

    • Kinshasa
      Kinshasa
      Kinshasa is the capital and largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The city is located on the Congo River....

       – N'djili Airport
    • Lubumbashi
      Lubumbashi
      Lubumbashi is the second largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, second only to the nation's capital Kinshasa, and the hub of the southeastern part of the country. The copper-mining city serves as the capital of the relatively prosperous Katanga Province, lying near the Zambian border...

       – Lubumbashi International Airport
      Lubumbashi International Airport
      Lubumbashi International Airport is an airport in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo .-Airlines and destinations:-History:Lubumbashi International Airport was founded in colonial times as the Elisabethville Airport....


Fleet


Congo Express operates following aircraft which are leased from South African Express.
Aircraft In fleet Passengers Notes
Bombardier CRJ 200ER
Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet
The Bombardier CRJ is a family of regional airliners manufactured by Bombardier:* CRJ100 - 50 seats* CRJ200 - 50 seats* CRJ700 - 70 seats* CRJ705 - 75 seats* CRJ900 - 90 seats* CRJ1000 - 100 seats...

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See also


  • List of airlines of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • South African Express
    South African Express
    South African Express Airways is an airline based in South Africa. Although the airline is operationally independent of South African Airways, its flights are incorporated within the strategic alliance with Airlink and South African Airways. South African Express started operations on 24 April 1994...



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