Getting to Democratic Republic of Congo

Kinshasa is the capital of DR Congo and is receives the bulk of international flights. However, Kinshasa is located in the western portion of DR Congo, far from Virunga and Garamba National Park. Given the poor infrastructure of DR Congo, flying into Kinshasa and then driving to a park will take considerable time and be very uncomfortable. However, there are flights from Kinshasa to Beni, which is located just outside of Virunga National Park. Garamba, however, is not serviced by commercial airlines, and driving from Beni to Garamba will take at least an entire day. 

 

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The following airlines travel to Democratic Republic of Congo

Air Botswana

Botswana's national carrier. Air Botswana, Botswana’s national carrier is the flagship and pride of Botswana. Today, Air Botswana enjoys a wide and acclaimed reputation – quite disproportionate to its modest size as a model, quality airline. Currently, Air Botswana operates and maintains a fleet of BAE 146 as well as ATR42-500 and ATR72-500 advanced turbo propeller aircrafts which operate daily domestic and regional scheduled flights.

Also flies to: Botswana South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe
Air Canada

The flag carrier and largest airline of Canada. Air Canada is Canada's largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market and in the international market to and from Canada. Together with its Air Canada Express regional partners, Air Canada serves close to 35 million passengers annually and provides direct passenger service to more than 175 destinations on five continents. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance™, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network.

Also flies to: Kenya Rwanda South Africa Uganda
Air France

The French flag carrier. Air France, stylized as AIRFRANCE, is the French flag carrier headquartered in Tremblay-en-France,. It is a subsidiary of the Air France-KLM Group and a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. As of 2013 Air France serves 36 destinations in France and operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 168 destinations in 93 countries (including Overseas departments and territories of France.

Also flies to: Botswana Gabon Kenya Madagascar Mozambique Namibia South Africa Zimbabwe
Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines, member of Lufthansa Group and a Star Alliance member, is the Belgian airline that offers the widest choice of flights to and from the capital of Europe, Brussels Airport. The company has more than 3,500 employees and 49 aircraft operating some 300 flights daily, connecting the Capital of Europe to over 90 European and African destinations, as well as two destinations in the USA (New York JFK and Washington D.C.). In addition to its 19 long haul destinations in Africa and the US, Brussels Airlines and its intercontinental partners also offer long-haul codeshare flights to the United Arab Emirates, China, Thailand, India, North America and Canada. We want to be the most personal airline, bringing people together and making travel a pleasure.

Also flies to: Kenya Rwanda Uganda
CAA Compagnie Africaine D'Aviation

Domestic and international operations in DRC. CAA was created on February 5, 1991. From the transport of Blattner Group company employees, business has been extended on commercial passenger on secondary destinations in the DRC. From 2009 the fleet is modernized and the network complemented by the introduction of Fokker 50 and 320 AIRBUS last generation, providing a complete home network to customers. End of 2012 marks a new step in the CAA's growth strategy by signing a commercial agreement with technical flyCongo. Thus putting the foundation for the international expansion of the company.

Also flies to: South Africa
Chapman Freeborn Airchartering

Chapman Freeborn is Africa’s leading aircraft charter company, with a proven reputation for innovation, expertise and professionalism. Established in 1973, Chapman Freeborn has four decades of experience providing specialised group and VIP passenger charter solutions across the African continent and around the globe. Chapman Freeborn is renowned for arranging dedicated air charter transportation for VIP clients’ unique safari itineraries, often assisting with movements to and from the most remote areas of the continent, always to an exacting standard. With more than 30 locations strategically located across 6 continents, the company’s local - and global - coverage is truly unparalleled.

Delta

Major American airline, with its headquarters Atlanta, Georgia. What started as a humble, little aerial crop dusting operation called Huff Daland Dusters in 1924 has now grown into one of the world’s largest global airlines, helping more than 160 million travelers get to the places they want to go to each year. Delta flies to more than 350 destinations on 6 continents, serving more than 160 million passengers each year. It's an important job, that's why we have 70,000 dedicated employees who are up to the task every day, on every flight.

Also flies to: Kenya Madagascar Rwanda South Africa Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
Eagle Air

Based in Kampala, operates scheduled and charter services across eastern and central Africa. Eagle Air is a Private Ltd Company specialising in the provision of Charter and Schedule Air services both within Uganda and around the East & Central Africa Region. Eagle Air was incorporated as an air operator in June 1994.

Also flies to: Gabon Kenya Malawi Mozambique Rwanda Tanzania Uganda Zimbabwe
Etihad

The second largest airline of the United Arab Emirates. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has in just ten years established itself as the world’s leading airline. “Etihad” is the Arabic word for “union”. Etihad Airways was established by Royal (Amiri) Decree in July 2003. It commenced operations in November 2003 and has developed into one of the fastest growing airlines in the history of commercial aviation.

Also flies to: Botswana Kenya Malawi Rwanda South Africa Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
Kin-Avia

Reginal scheduled airline flying from Kinshasa. KIN-AVIA has 5 aircrafts LET 410 UVP, with 18 passengers seats. The LET 410 UVP-E, made in Czech Republic, equipped with 2 american engines General Electric, is a very modern airplane, very comfortable and suitable to international standards of civil aviation. Its performance and robustness allow it to land on runways of 700 meters. This is the ideal aircraft for the country. From the first flight, you will be convinced of the reliability and safety of this aircraft operated by professionals.

KLM

The flag carrier airline of the Netherlands. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded on 7 October, 1919 to serve the Netherlands and its colonies. KLM is today the oldest airline still operating under its original name. KLM has been part of the AIR FRANCE KLM group since the merger in 2004. KLM is the core of the KLM Group, which further includes the wholly-owned subsidiaries KLM Cityhopper, transavia.com and Martinair.

Also flies to: Kenya Madagascar Malawi Rwanda South Africa Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
Korongo Airlines

Scheduled domestic services. Based in Lubumbashi, Katanga Copperbelt Province, Korongo Airlines the ambition to become the benchmark of the domestic and regional airline in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Building on its partnership with Brussels Airlines and George Arthur Forrest International Group and proudly wearing his Congolese identity, Korongo Airlines appropriates all international safety standards, service and comfort on board, to guarantee a journey without stress or worry, because you deserve it.

Also flies to: South Africa
Loganair

Aviation in Scotland has a brave and pioneering heritage, and Loganair is proud to maintain a pioneering spirit that has set the pattern for the airline’s reputation. From modest beginnings Loganair has developed into a regional commuter airline with a comprehensive network of scheduled services, and is now one of the longest established airlines in the United Kingdom. It is the continued support and enthusiasm of the people we serve which has given us the strength to expand, and which is the foundation of our success. Loganair began in 1962 as the air taxi service of the Logan Construction Company Ltd, operating a single Piper Aztec from Edinburgh. After a 14 year franchise association with British Airways, Loganair forged a new franchise partnership with Europe's largest regional carrier, Flybe, in July 2008. The airline's unique pattern of operation and current success is based on the skill and dedication of the professionals who have been involved in the services for many years.

Lufthansa

The flag carrier of Germany. The Lufthansa Group is a global aviation group with a total of around 540 subsidiaries and equity investments, which in the financial year 2014 were organised into five operating segments: Passenger Airline Group, Logistics, MRO, Catering and, up to the end of 2014, IT Services. All the segments occupy a leading position in their respective markets.

Royal Air Maroc - RAM

The Moroccan national carrier founded in 1957. Royal Air Maroc has been awarded the prize of “Best Regional Airline for Africa” by Skytrax. The evaluation is the result of an online, airline satisfaction survey in which more than 18 million customers in more than 160 countries took part between August 2013 and May 2014. The campaign plans to use the existing destinations from Casablanca to North America, Europe and Africa as well as new lines.

Also flies to: Gabon
RwandAir

RwandAir is the flag carrier airline of Rwanda. Operating from Kigali as our hub, the airline boasts of a young fleet of two Boeing 737-800NG, two Boeing 737-700NG, two CRJ900NG and a Dash8-200 and has chosen to provide a memorable travel experience to every single passenger on our routes. Later this year we will take delivery of a brand new Bombardier Q-400NextGen. We serve most East African Community capital cities as well Johannesburg and Dubai with daily flights. Recently, we introduced Flights to Lagos in Nigeria, Accra in Ghana, Juba in South Sudan and intend to expand to Doula in Cameroon. Our Current destinations include Nairobi, Entebbe, Mombasa, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Johannesburg, Brazzaville, Dubai, Lagos, Accra and Juba . We have code share agreements with SN Brussels on the Kigali-Brussels Sector and Ethopian Airlines on the Kigali-Addis Ababa Sector.

Also flies to: Kenya South Africa Tanzania Uganda
SA Express

Domestic airlines in South Africa. SA Express is a domestic and regional, passenger and cargo carrier established on 24 April 1994. SA Express has since become one of the fastest growing regional airlines in Africa. As a regional airline with route networks covering major local and regional cities, SA Express plays a significant role in the country’s hospitality, travel and tourism industry and is vital contributor to the country’s socio-economic development. The airline’s head office is based at Airways Park in Johannesburg. SA Express has a growing fleet of aircraft and implements self-technical maintenance for all its fleet types at OR Tambo International Airport. An integrated, sustainable regional airline connecting secondary and main airports.

Also flies to: Botswana Mozambique Namibia South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe
South African Airways (SAA)

National airline of South Africa. At South African Airways we are the proud national airline of South Africa. We offer great value flights to and from South Africa as well as within our beautiful country. We are committed to the highest standards in everything we do and aim to deliver a world-class experience on every flight. Plan and book your flights with us and experience why we are one of the leading airlines in Africa.

TAAG Angola

The state-owned flag carrier of Angola. TAAG Angola Airlines was founded in 1938 and is based in Angola’s capital city: Luanda. For over 70 years TAAG has served Angola by operating flights both domestically and internationally and by serving its passengers with a top quality level of service. TAAG is dedicated to expanding its services and improving the customer experience: the airline is acquiring state-of-the-art aircraft, improving its booking system, and instituting a customer loyalty program. TAAG is proud of its past and looks forward to continuing to serve Angola and achieve Excellence in all areas of the Company.

Turkish Airlines

The national flag carrier airline of Turkey. Turkish Airlines, one of the most preferred leading European air carrier with global network coverage thanks to its strict compliance with flight safety, reliability, product line, service quality and competitiveness while maintaining its identity as the flag carrier of Turkey.

Also flies to: Gabon Kenya Rwanda South Africa Tanzania Uganda Zambia
United

373 Destinations (airports served) 233 Domestic destinations (airports served) 140 International destinations (airports served) 60 Countries Served 5,055 Daily Departures 138 Million passengers in 2014

Also flies to: Kenya Mozambique Rwanda Uganda
US Airways

US Airways is a major U.S. airline owned by American Airlines Group. It operates an extensive international and domestic network, with 193 destinations in 24 countries in North America, South America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Also flies to: Kenya Rwanda South Africa Uganda
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About DR Congo

Capital:
Kinshasa
Population:
67 million
Currency:
Total area:
2,345,410 km² (905,568 miles²)
Wildlife:
Languages:
French
Airports:
Kinshasha (FIH)

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Recommended vaccinations

Voltage and plug type

  • Type C (220V) Type C (220V)
  • Type D (220V) Type D (220V)
  • Type E (220V) Type E (220V)

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