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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.

Airline Operating Dates IATA : ICAO Tree Status Update 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 ACS Renamed  

 Air Region

1990* - 1992     Inactive  

 Air Transport Service

1989* - 1989*     Status?  

 Air Zaire

1971 - 1992 QC : 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   >BAL Renamed  

 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 Transport Renamed  

 éclair

1993* - 1993*     Inactive  

 Espace Aviation Services

1996* - 1997*     Inactive  

 Express Cargo

1994* - 1996*   >flyCongo Renamed  

 FAS (Fontshi Aviation Service)

1989* - 1989*     Inactive  

 Fontshi Air Service

1989* - 1991     Inactive  

 GAZ Airways

1990s     Status?  

 GLM Aviation

1986* - 1986*   GLM Aviation Inactive  

 Groupe Litho Moboti Aviation

1985* - 1985*   >GLM Aviation Renamed  

 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 Transport Inactive  

 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 Kasai Renamed  

 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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