DR Congo is a nation in central Africa, The region was first united as the Congo Free State, a colony created by Belgian king Leopold I in the late 19th century. The colony was called the Belgian Congo from 1908 until 1960, when it gained independence as the Republic of the Congo. Its name was changed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1964 and then to Zaire in 1971. In 1965 Mobutu seized control of the country, ruling for more than 30 years until he was overthrown in 1997 by rebels under the leadership of Laurent Désiré Kabila. Kabila changed the country's name back to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC is bordered on the north by the Central African Republic and Sudan; on the east by Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Lake Tanganyika (which separates the DRC from Tanzania); on the south by Zambia and Angola; and on the west by the Republic of the Congo and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda. The equator crosses the northern DRC.

Latest updates

 

28Sep2017

GKN-EMZ Minieres Zaire was formed by Guest Keene & Nettle Fold to support the mining company of the same name [added]

22Sep2017

ACS (Air Charter Service) had ITA (Inter-Fret Transport Aerien) [status change]  merge in in 1985

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

AAC (African Air Charter)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1976 - 1988
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

ACS (Air Charter Service)  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1983 - 1991
Airline Code : -- : CHR
Genealogy : ITA (Inter-Fret Transport Aerien) >>ACS (Air Charter Service)
Comments : ACS (Air Charter Service) had ITA (Inter-Fret Transport Aerien) merge in in 1985

Aer Service   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1980* - 1980*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

African Air Charter   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1976* - 1980*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

African Lux   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977* - 1978*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Charter Service (ACS)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1983 - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Charter Service (ACS) >New ACS
Comments : New ACS wasformed as Air Charter Service (ACS) in 1983. International and regional charter that ceased operations]

Air Region   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Region was founded in 1990 & was a regional charter passenger and cargo airline that ceased operations

Air Transport Service   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Zaire   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1971 - 1992
Airline Code : QC : AZR
Genealogy : Air Congo >Air Zaire +>Lina Congo (1)
Comments : Air Congo was on founded 06Jun1961, commenced operations on 29Jun1961 & to Air Zaïre on 27Oct1971. Declared bankrupt on 12Jun1995 by a Brussels court

AMAZ (Agence et Messageries Aerienne du Zaire)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1974* - 1979*
Airline Code : HK : ---
Genealogy : AMAC >AMAZ
Comments : AMAC was renamed to AMAZ whaen the country changed names. Kinshasa based airline that ceased operations

ATO (Air Transport Office)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

ATS Airlines (Air Transport Service)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986* - 1987*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Bazair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

BCF Aviation (Business Cash Flow Aviation)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1984^ - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >BAL
Comments : No further information at this time

Broussair   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1990s
Airline Code : -- : ZAR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Cogeair (Compagnie Generale Aerienne Africaine)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 1971
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Confrigo (Congo Frigo)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1967 - 1970*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Congo Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

éclair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1993*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Espace Aviation Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 1997*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Express Cargo  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1994* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Express Cargo was formed in 1994

FAS (Fontshi Aviation Service)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Fontshi Air Service   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 1991
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

GAZ Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1990s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

GKN-EMZ Minieres Zaire  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : GKN-EMZ Minieres Zaire was formed by Guest Keene & Nettle Fold to support the mining company of the same name

GLM Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986* - 1986*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : GLM Aviation
Comments : No further information at this time

Groupe Litho Moboti Aviation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1985* - 1985*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >GLM Aviation
Comments : No further information at this time

IAC Cargo*   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1981* - 1981*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Intercontinent Charter   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Interfret (Inter Fret)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1981* - 1981*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

ITA (Inter-Fret Transport Aerien)  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1980* - 1985
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : ITA (Inter-Fret Transport Aerien) >>ACS (Air Charter Service)
Comments : ITA operated Boeing 707, Douglas DC-3 (C-47), Sud SE-210 Caravelle, Douglas DC-6, Douglas DC-4. Merged into Air Charter Service (ACS) on 1985

Kasenda Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Katale Aero Transport   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Katale Aero Transport was formed in 1978 by Domaine de Katale

Kinair Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981* - 1988*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

LUKAS (Lukum Air Services)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

MMM Aero Services (3MAS)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1983* - 1986*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

National Air Freight   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

New Air Zaire   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

OTRAG Range Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1977* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Pan African Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Pearl Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977* - 1977*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Safari Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1988* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

SBZ   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

SGA (Societe Generale d'Alimentation)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971* - 1978*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Sicotra Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Sky Deck   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Societe de Transport Taxi Aerien   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1979* - 1981*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

SODEMAZ   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

SOMA   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1974* - 1975*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Sotexki Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1982* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

TAC (Transport Aerien Congo)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1983* - 1983*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : TAC (Transport Aerien Congo)(Zaire) >TAZ (Transports Aériens Zairois) >Air Kasai
Comments : Air Kasai was founded in 1983 as TAC (Transport Aerien Congo)

TRAMACO (Transportations et Manutentions Commerciaux)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977* - 1983*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Trans Zaire Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Volcanair   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1986* - 1986*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Zaire Aero Service   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1976* - 1988*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Zaire Air Cargo   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1990* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Zaire Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1982* - 1985*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Zaire Express   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Zairean Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981* - 1989
Airline Code : -- : ZAR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time