in Air Transport

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.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Exhilarating aerial race heads to Africa

The world’s only long distance paramotor race, the Icarus Trophy, will visit Africa for the first time.

Bombardier reports fourth quarter and full year 2017 results

Bombardier has released its fourth quarter and full year 2017 results, highlighting solid financial and operational performance across the company.

Bruno Even appointed CEO of Airbus Helicopters

Airbus SE has appointed Bruno Even, 49, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Helicopters, effective 1 April 2018. He will report to Airbus CEO Tom Enders and join the company’s Executive Committee.

Lockheed Martin delivers 400th C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft

Lockheed Martin reached a major milestone with the delivery of its 400th C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on Feb. 9. This Super Hercules is an MC-130J Commando II Special Operations aircraft that is assigned to the U.S. Air Force’s Special

Flydubai adds Kinshasa to its African network

Flydubai has announced the start of flights to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from 15 April.

Air Peace takes delivery of its second Embraer 145

Air Peace has taken delivery of its second Embraer 145 jet in a bid to end the travel difficulties of the nations’s unserved and underserved cities, reports The Afritraveller.

Aviation Africa SK18418
See us at
Global Aerospace BT010518Aviation Africa BT18418