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Mbuji Mayi Airport

Mbuji Mayi Airport (IATA: MJM, ICAO: FZWA) is an airport serving Mbuji Mayi (formerly Bakwanga), the capital of the Kasai-Oriental Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Mbuji Mayi Airport
Mbuji Mayi Airport.

Mbuji Mayi Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Mbuji Mayi
Location Bipemba, Mbuji Mayi, Kasai-Oriental, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Elevation AMSL 2,221 ft / 677 m
Coordinates 06°07′16″S

Location in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Direction Length Surface
m ft
17/35 1,999 6,558 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF GCM SkyVector


The airport resides at an elevation of 2,221 feet (677 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,999 by 45 metres (6,558 ft × 148 ft) with poor quality pavement.

Mbuji Mayi Airport
Mbuji Mayi Airport.

The Mbuji Mayi non-directional beacon (Ident: MN) is located 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) north-northwest of the airport. The Mbuji Mayi VOR/DME (Ident: MBY) is located on the field.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Kasaï Kananga, Kinshasa–N'djili
Congo Airways Kinshasa–N'djili, Lubumbashi
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa

Mbuji Mayi Airport
Mbuji Mayi Airport.

Accidents and Incidents

  • On Aug 19, 2015, a Brussels Airlines Boeing 737, operating for Korongo Airlines, sustained damage to its horizontal stabilizer upon landing at Mbuji Mayi Airport due to bad pavement conditions
  • On Dec 24, 2015, a Services Air Cargo Airbus A310 was unable to stop on the runway due to poor pavement conditions and wet runway surface, and exited the runway. A total of 8 people were killed and 9 injured, all on the ground.

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