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.

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AAC (African Air Charter)

1976 - 1988Inactive

 

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ACS (Air Charter Service)

1983* - 1984*Status?

 

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Aer Service

1980* - 1980*Status?

 

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African Air Charter

1976* - 1980*Status?

 

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African Lux

1977* - 1978*Inactive

 

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Air Charter Service (ACS)

1983 - 1996*Renamed

 

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Air Region

1990* - 1992Inactive

Air Region was founded in 1990 & was a regional charter passenger and cargo airline that ceased operations

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Air Transport Service

1989* - 1989*Status?

 

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Air Zaire

1971 - 1992Renamed

Air Congo was on founded 06Jun1961, commenced ops on 29Jun1961 & to Air Zaïre on 27Oct1971. Declared bankrupt on 12Jun1995 by a Brussels court

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AMAZ (Agence et Messageries Aerienne du Zaire)

1974* - 1979*Inactive

 

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ATO (Air Transport Office)

1995* - 1997Inactive

 

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ATS Airlines (Air Transport Service)

1986* - 1987*Inactive

 

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Bazair

1997* - 1999*Inactive

 

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BCF Aviation (Business Cash Flow Aviation)

1984^ - 1991Renamed

 

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Broussair

1990sStatus?

 

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Cogeair (Compagnie Generale Aerienne Africaine)

1999* - 1971Inactive

 

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Confrigo (Congo Frigo)

1967 - 1970*Inactive

 

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Congo Aviation

1996* - 1996*Inactive

 

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éclair

1993* - 1993*Inactive

 

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Espace Aviation Services

1996* - 1997*Inactive

 

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Express Cargo

1994* - 1996*Renamed

 

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FAS (Fontshi Aviation Service)

1989* - 1989*Inactive

 

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Fontshi Air Service

1989* - 1991Inactive

 

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GAZ Airways

1990sStatus?

 

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GLM Aviation

1986* - 1986*Inactive

 

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Groupe Litho Moboti Aviation

1985* - 1985*Renamed

 

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IAC Cargo*

1981* - 1981*Status?

 

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Intercontinent Charter

1975* - 1979*Inactive

 

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Interfret (Inter Fret)

1981* - 1981*Status?

 

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Inter-Fret Transport Aerien (ITA)

1980* - 1980*Inactive

 

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Kasenda Airlines

1989* - 1989*Inactive

 

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Katale Aero Transport

1981 - 1996Inactive

Katale Aero Transport was formed in 1978 by Domaine de Katale

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Kinair Cargo

1981* - 1988*Inactive

 

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LUKAS (Lukum Air Services)

1975* - 1989*Inactive

 

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MMM Aero Services (3MAS)

1983* - 1986*Inactive

 

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National Air Freight

1989* - 1989*Inactive

 

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New Air Zaire

**** - ****Status?

 

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OTRAG Range Air Services

1977* - 1979*Status?

 

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Pan African Express

1989* - 1989*Inactive

 

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Pearl Air

1977* - 1977*Inactive

 

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Safari Air

1988* - 1989*Inactive

 

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SBZ

1978* - 1979*Status?

 

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SGA (Societe Generale d'Alimentation)

1971* - 1978*Inactive

 

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Sicotra Aviation

1989* - 1989*Inactive

 

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Sky Deck

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Societe de Transport Taxi Aerien

1979* - 1981*Status?

 

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SODEMAZ

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SOMA

1974* - 1975*Status?

 

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Sotexki Aviation

1982* - 1989*Inactive

 

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TAC (Transport Aerien Congo)

1983* - 1983*Renamed

Air Kasai was founded in 1983 as TAC (Transport Aerien Congo)

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TRAMACO (Transportations et Manutentions Commerciaux)

1977* - 1983*Inactive

 

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Trans Zaire Airways

1992 - 1993Inactive

 

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Volcanair

1986* - 1986*Status?

 

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Zaire Aero Service

1976* - 1988*Inactive

 

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Zaire Air Cargo

1990* - 1990*Status?

 

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Zaire Cargo

1982* - 1985*Inactive

 

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Zaire Express

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Zairean Airlines

1981* - 1989Inactive

 

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