Korongo


Tronos acquires former Korongo BAe 146

Lessor Tronos has acquired former Korongo Airlines BAe 146-200 OO-MJE (msn E2192). OO-MJE had returned to Bruxelles from Lubumbashi in October, for maintenance. With regional airports in the DRC being upgraded to accept Boeing 737s, the 146 was no longer needed there. Sistership OO-DJJ (msn E2196) remains in Lubumbashi to […]


Korongo Airlines BAe 146 returns to Bruxelles

Korongo Airlines‘ first BAe 146-200, OO-MJE (msn E2192), has returned to Bruxelles for heavy maintenance, arriving on October 18. Sistership OO-DJJ (msn E2196) remains in Congo to serve as backup for the airline’s Boeing 737. Until recently, the 146s operated twice a week from Lubumbashi to Mbuji-Mayi and on to […]


Second Korongo Airlines BAe 146 arrives in DRC

Korongo Airlines received its second BAe 146. Series 200 OO-DJJ (msn E2196) departed Bruxelles on August 28 on her delivery flight. She joins 146-200 OO-MJE (msn E2192) and a Boeing 737-300. The airline’s 146s currently operate twice a week from Lubumbashi to Mbuji-Mayi and on to Kinshasa and four times […]


Korongo Airlines begins services

Korongo Airlines finally operated its long-delayed first service, from Lubumbashi to Kinshasa, on 16 April. That service was operated by the airline’s Boeing 737-300, as was its first international flight, to Johannesburg, two days later. Korongo’s BAe 146-200, OO-MJE (msn E2192), has a light schedule at present, with a single […]


Korongo to finally start up

Korongo Airlines, the new airline being established in the Democratic Republic of Congo by Brussels Airlines in partnership with Georges Forrest International (GFI) and Congolese investors, has received the final authorizations it needed to begin operations. The airline has been ready to go for some time, with trained crews, a […]


Korongo Airlines BAe 146 OO-MJE

First BAe 146 for Korongo painted

The first BAe 146-200 for Korongo Airlines, OO-MJE (msn E2192), was painted in the airline’s full colors at Southend. Korongo Airlines is being established by Brussels Airlines in partnership with Georges Forrest International (GFI) and Congolese investors. OO-MJE had been intended to join AirDC, an earlier effort by Brussels Airlines […]