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Lubumbashi International Airport

Lubumbashi International Airport (IATA: FBM, ICAO: FZQA) is an airport serving Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Lubumbashi International Airport
Lubumbashi International Airport.

Lubumbashi International Airport
  • IATA: FBM
  • ICAO: FZQA
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Lubumbashi
Location Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Elevation AMSL 4,295 ft / 1,309 m
Coordinates 11°35′28.80″S
27°31′51.52″E
Website lubumbashiairport.com
Map

Location of Airport in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,203 10,509 Asphalt

History

Lubumbashi International Airport was founded in colonial times as the Elisabethville Airport.

It was also known as Luano airport.


Lubumbashi International Airport
Lubumbashi International Airport.

This airport played a high-profile role during the Katanga war. After it was seized by the United Nations Force in the Congo (ONUC) troops, the airport was used as a base against the secessionist government.

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

Airlines Destinations
Congo Airways Johannesburg–OR Tambo, Kananga, Kinshasa, Mbuji-Mayi
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Kenya Airways Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta
South African Express Johannesburg–OR Tambo

Cargo

Airlines Destinations
Cargolux Luxembourg

Accidents and incidents

  • In December 2001, Air Katanga Douglas C-53-DO ZS-OJD was written off in a landing accident at Lubumbashi International Airport after a delivery flight that originated in South Africa.
  • In September 15, 1961, a Katangese Air Force Fouga CM.170 Magister dropped two 100 lb. bombs on the airport, one of which made a direct hit on a DC-4-1009 belonging to Air Katanga with the registration OO-ADN. There were no casualties, but the aircraft was written off.


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