Airlines with international flights to and from Kinshasa, including their schedules, the frequency of flights and the countries and cities of origin and destination (2004 - January 2006) [COD100919.FE]

According to the Guide pratique de Kinshasa, published in February 2005 by the Canadian Cooperation Support Unit (Unité d'appui au programme de la coopération canadienne, UAP), a [translation] "bilateral project" of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), 10 airlines provide international flights to the Kinshasa airport: Air France, Air Gabon, Cameroon Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Hewa Bora Airways, Kenya Airways, SN Brussels Airlines, South African Airways (SAA), TAAG Angola Airlines and West African Airlines.

Information on the schedules, the frequency of flights and the countries and cities of origin and destination of the airlines serving the Kinshasa airport was limited among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. However, the Website of France's Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides some recent information:

[translation]
Air France provides two flights per week between Roissy CDG and Kinshasa N'Djili. Two other flights are available out of Brazzaville (which involve police formalities at the beach and the airport).
SN Brussels Airlines took over from Sabena and provides five flights per week to Brussels (possibility of transfer to Paris and the Provinces and of taking the high-speed train).
A private Congolese airline, Hewa Bora Airways (HBA), has weekly service to Brussels.
SAS has resumed service between Kinshasa and Johannesburg and provides transfers to Europe and the rest of the world. HBA often serves that line with stop-overs in Lubumbashi and/or Harare.
Air Gabon and Cameroon Airlines (Camair) have connectors to Kinshasa with the option of transferring to Paris. Nairobi, Luanda and Pointe-Noire are also regular destinations for flights out of Kinshasa (France 21 Dec. 2005).

Below are the names and addresses of the 10 airlines that have international flights to and from Kinshasa (UAP Feb. 2005).

Air France
Hotel Memling mall
5 Tchad Avenue, Kinshasa/Gombe
Tel.: (243) 0818845548
Fax: (243) 9975317
E-mail: jemoke@airfrance.fr
Air Gabon
Centenaire building
30 30 Juin Boulevard, Kinshasa/Gombe
Tel.: (243) 98204676
E-mail: fih_airgabon@yahoo.fr
Cameroon Airlines
30 Juin Boulevard, Kinshasa/Gombe
Tel.: (243) 818840258
Ethiopian Airlines
9 Port Avenue, Kinshasa/Gombe
Tel.: (243) 8804336/7/9 0817006585
E-mail: fiham@ethiopianairlines.com
Hewa Bora Airways
1928 Kabambare Avenue, Kinshasa/Barumbu
Tel.: (243) 8843862
E-mail: pax@hba.cd
Kenya Airways
30 Juin Boulevard, Kinshasa/Gombe
Tel.: (243) 9911239/98581508
E-mail: kenya-airwaysbadrc@ic.cd
SN Brussels Airlines
33 30 Juin Boulevard, Kinshasa/Gombe
Tel.: (243) 8975001/2/3/4
Fax: (243) 8843544
South African Airways
6147 30 Juin Boulevard, Kinshasa /Gombe
Tel.: (243) 9925121/0817005908
E-mail: saa@jobantech.cd
TAAG Angola Airlines
30 Juin Boulevard, Kinshasa/Gombe
Tel.: (243) 8806146
West African Airlines
Bourse building, Forescom Traffic Circle
15 Paix Avenue, Kinshasa/Gombe
Tel.: (243) 98204676
E-mail: westafricakin@yahoo.fr

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

References


France. 21 December 2005. Ministère des Affaires étrangères. "Conseils aux voyageurs: Congo (République démocratique)." http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs_909/pays_12191/congo-republique-democratique_12230/ [Accessed 15 Jan. 2006]

Unité d'appui au programme de la coopération canadienne (UAP). February 2005. Guide pratique de Kinshasa. http://www.uaprdc.org/publications/Guide_de_Kinshasa_v2.2.pdf [Accessed 24 Jan. 2006]

Additional Sources Consulted


Oral sources: Representatives from the 10 airlines mentioned herein did not provide information within the time constraints of this Response.


Internet sites, including: Air France, AllAfrica, Anyway.com, Digitalcongo.net, Ethiopian Airlines, Hewa Bora Airways, Les Pages de Paris, SN Brussels Airlines, South African Airways, Travel Library World Airport Guide.