News Listings for Lubumbashi

  • IN FOCUS: FastJet outlines African ambitions

    News | 26 Sep 2012 12:57 | Martin Rivers

    FastJet, the new pan-African low-cost carrier backed by Stelios Haji-Ioannou, will launch operations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in early November and plans...
  • New carrier Congo Express to use SA Express CRJ

    News | 20 Jan 2010 12:30 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    South African regional operator SA Express is establishing a new local Congolese carrier, branded Congo Express, which will begin services next month. The...
  • Canadian investigators to analyse crashed 737 data

    News | 04 Jun 2007 23:00 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    No sign of cockpit voice recorder as Kenya Airways reiterates commitment to safety
  • Routes

    News | 19 Dec 2000 00:00

    AirTran Airways has begun a daily service from its Atlanta hub to Grand Bahama Island. The US low-cost carrier has also added Pittsburgh as the 34th destination in its network. Air Zimbabwe is operating a Boeing 767 under a codesharing agreement with Lignes Aériennes Congolaises (LAC) on the Harare-Lubumbashi-Kinshasa route. The flight then continues with an LAC flight number to Paris and Brussels. Philippine Airlines has begun a three times weekly flight between Laoag and Hong Kong. Continental Airlines will increase the frequency of its Houston-São Paulo, Brazil, service from four times weekly to daily from 2 March. Virgin Express has inaugurated a daily service between Brussels and Malaga. Gill Air will take over services between Newcastle and Dublin in January from Aer Lingus, despite plans by British Airways to begin operating the route. Delta Air Lines has begun codesharing on SkyTeam partner Air France's Paris-Istanbul service. US regional CommutAir has begun o
  • Catching African bugs

    News | 24 Nov 1999 00:00

    Age is beautiful for many African airports, which have avoided the biggest problems in becoming Y2K compliant <p>Michael Wakabi/KAMPALA</p> <p>Africa is never short of contradictions. In the run-up to the year 2000, the very things that made some African airports the laughing stock of yesteryear are the reason that there has been little to do beyond routine audits of year 2000 (Y2K) compliance. Compared to the anxiety that may be the lot of their counterparts in the northern hemisphere, aviation managers in Africa are laughing all the way to the millennium eve. </p> <p>But to ensure that African skies will be safe for passengers and airlines, the International Civil Aviation Organisation's (ICAO) regional office for Africa has scheduled a meeting for all stakeholders. Taking place in Nairobi on 29-30 November, the meeting will examine levels of preparedness by the different African countries and consider what can be done to help members that will be found lagging behind. </p> <p>
  • Alliance blames Congo problems for loss

    News | 26 Oct 1999 23:00

    <p>Rwandan carrier Alliance Express has posted a $4 million operating loss for its first trading year, ended 31 March, with the result blamed on its failure to open routes to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) because of the conflict there. </p> <p>The airline, formed in February last year, is 51%-owned by the Rwandan Government, with Uganda's Alliance Air - itself 40%-owned by South African Airways (SAA) - holding 49%. </p> <p>Alliance Express reported turnover of more than $6 million for the year, but lost $4 million in operations. Deputy managing director Ochieng Obbo says the performance exceeded expectations, although a political row between Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC meant the Kigali-Lubumbashi- Kinshasa route could not be developed. </p> <p>Rwanda has an air passenger market of around 70,000 travellers a year and SAA has proposed that it be merged into a single East African operation with the national carriers of Uganda and Tanzania as part of their privatisation. The sch