Hewa Bora Airways

FlyCongo ( previously Hewa Bora Airways ) is a Congolese airline based in Kinshasa and based on the Ndjili airport.


The airline was established in 1994 under the name Hewa Bora Airways by the merger of Zaire Airlines, Zaire and Congo Express Airlines. On 1 November 2007, formed with AirDC a collaboration between Hewa Bora Airways, which owns a 51% stake and Pan African Airlines ( a company of Brussels Airlines ).

Hewa Bora Airways has been included in the list of operating bans for the airspace of the European Union. In the past, there were exemptions for individual aircraft, last but this was no longer the case. The airline was the last operating between the Congo and Europe African airline. Following the accident on 8 July 2011, the airline was deprived of his pilot's license on 13 July 2011.

In early 2012 the company was renamed flyCongo and started operations after a major restructuring 24 March 2012 back on. In order to improve the poor image of the former Hewa Bora Airways, public scrapping several old airplanes of the company was announced. Since there is no active aircraft in the fleet at the moment, is there any more operations.


Currently (as of March 2013) flies flyCongo addition to their home base airport Ndjili to Gemena, Goma, Kananga, Kisangani, Lubumbashi, Mbandaka, Mbuji -Mayi and the only foreign destination Johannesburg. Other objects of the former Hewa Bora Airways have not been recorded. Their route network also included Abuja and Brussels.


As of October 2013, the flyCongo has no aircraft:


  • On 15 April 2008, a DC -9 of the Hewa Bora Airways crashed after takeoff from Goma in North Kivu province. At least 40 people died here, 120 were injured.
  • On June 21, 2010 had an MD -82 of the Hewa Bora Airways, the left engine and the hydraulic system had been damaged massively by residues on the runway at the start in Kinshasa, make an emergency landing with only one engine and without nose gear. The machine went off the runway and came only in the grass next to the runway to a stop. All 101 people on board were not injured in this accident.
  • On 8 July 2011, a Boeing 727 of Hewa Bora Airways crashed on the flight 952 from Kinshasa to Kisangani when landing from. 74 people were killed. Then the pilot's license was suspended on July 13.