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Congo Airways revises fleet expansion plans

Posted 17 August 2017 · Add Comment

Congo Airways is considering both Airbus and Boeing products for its narrow-body fleet expansion plans the carrier's Chief Executive Officer Desire Balazire has disclosed, reports ch-aviation.

At present, Congo Airways operates an in-house fleet of two A320-200s, two Dash 8-400s, and one B737-800 (wet-leased from Ethiopian Airlines for a period of six months or until mid-October) on flights which operate throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) exclusively. 

In an interview with EnjeuxAfricains during this year's 2017 Paris Air Show, Balazaire said that in line with its plan to grow in the international market in the near future, the carrier was looking at either the A320/A321 from Airbus as well as the B737 from Boeing. Previous reports have indicated only Airbus would be considered. 

"It is the nature of the financing that will allow us to make a decision," he said while including the possibility of raising funds via the financial markets.

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