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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. It's 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. 
AirlineOperating DatesStatusComments


1946* - 1949Inactive


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Air Congo (CFL Aviation)

1947* - 1949Inactive

Air Congo was founded in 1947

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CENAC (Comitee de Etudes pour la Navigation Arienne du Congo

1919 - 1920Renamed


^ Genealogy - CENAC + SNETA =>LARA

LARA (Ligne Aerienne du Roi Albert)

1920 - 1923Inactive

LARA was established on 01Jul1920

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SNETA (Sindecat National pour l'Etrude de Transports Aeriens)

1919 - 1920Renamed

SNETA was formed on 31Mar1919

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STAR (Service de Transports Aeriens Regionaux)

Late 1940sRenamed


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Syndicat des Transports Aeriens du Katanga

1937* - 1937*Status?


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