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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. 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.

AirlineOperating DatesIATA : ICAOTreeStatusUpdate Reason

 AAC (African Air Charter)

1976 - 1988  Inactive 

 ACS (Air Charter Service)

1983* - 1984*  Status? 

 Aer Service

1980* - 1980*  Status? 

 African Air Charter

1976* - 1980*  Status? 

 African Lux

1977* - 1978*  Inactive 

 Air Charter Service (ACS)

1983 - 1996* >New ACSRenamed 

 Air Region

1990* - 1992  Inactive 

 Air Transport Service

1989* - 1989*  Status? 

 Air Zaire

1971 - 1992QC : AZR>Lina Congo (1)Renamed 

 AMAZ (Agence et Messageries Aerienne du Zaire)

1974* - 1979*HK : --- Inactive 

 ATO (Air Transport Office)

1995* - 1997  Inactive 

 ATS Airlines (Air Transport Service)

1986* - 1987*  Inactive 

 Bazair

1997* - 1999*  Inactive 

 BCF Aviation (Business Cash Flow Aviation)

1984^ - 1991 >BALRenamed 

 Broussair

1990s-- : ZAR Status? 

 Cogeair (Compagnie Generale Aerienne Africaine)

1999* - 1971  Inactive 

 Confrigo (Congo Frigo)

1967 - 1970*  Inactive 

 Congo Aviation

1996* - 1996*  Inactive 

 Domaine de Katale

1979* - 1981 >Katale Air TransportRenamed 

 éclair

1993* - 1993*  Inactive 

 Espace Aviation Services

1996* - 1997*  Inactive 

 Express Cargo

1994* - 1996* >flyCongoRenamed 

 FAS (Fontshi Aviation Service)

1989* - 1989*  Inactive 

 Fontshi Air Service

1989* - 1991  Inactive 

 GAZ Airways

1990s  Status? 

 GLM Aviation

1986* - 1986* GLM AviationInactive 

 Groupe Litho Moboti Aviation

1985* - 1985* >GLM AviationRenamed 

 IAC Cargo*

1981* - 1981*  Status? 

 Intercontinent Charter

1975* - 1979*  Inactive 

 Interfret (Inter Fret)

1981* - 1981*  Status? 

 Inter-Fret Transport Aerien (ITA)

1980* - 1980*  Inactive 

 Kasenda Airlines

1989* - 1989*  Inactive 

 Katale Aero Transport

1981 - 1996 Katale Air TransportInactive 

 Kinair Cargo

1981* - 1988*  Inactive 

 LUKAS (Lukum Air Services)

1975* - 1989*  Inactive 

 MMM Aero Services (3MAS)

1983* - 1986*  Inactive 

 National Air Freight

1989* - 1989*  Inactive 

 New Air Zaire

**** - ****  Status? 

 OTRAG Range Air Services

1977* - 1979*  Status? 

 Pan African Express

1989* - 1989*  Inactive 

 Pearl Air

1977* - 1977*  Inactive 

 Safari Air

1988* - 1989*  Inactive 

 SBZ

1978* - 1979*  Status? 

 SGA (Societe Generale d'Alimentation)

1971* - 1978*  Inactive 

 Sicotra Aviation

1989* - 1989*  Inactive 

 Sky Deck

(****)  Unconfirmed 

 Societe de Transport Taxi Aerien

1979* - 1981*  Status? 

 SODEMAZ

**** - ****  Status? 

 SOMA

1974* - 1975*  Status? 

 Sotexki Aviation

1982* - 1989*  Inactive 

 TAC (Transport Aerien Congo)

1983* - 1983* >Air KasaiRenamed 

 TRAMACO (Transportations et Manutentions Commerciaux)

1977* - 1983*  Inactive 

 Trans Zaire Airways

1992 - 1993  Inactive 

 Volcanair

1986* - 1986*  Status? 

 Zaire Aero Service

1976* - 1988*  Inactive 

 Zaire Air Cargo

1990* - 1990*  Status? 

 Zaire Cargo

1982* - 1985*  Inactive 

 Zaire Express

**** - ****  Status? 

 Zairean Airlines

1981* - 1989-- : ZAR Inactive 

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