PRGLY From Czech Republic, joined Dec 2004, 494 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2937 times:
As per my records Q3 - Zambian Airways - operates 4 weekly flight to FBM from LUN via NLA. UM - Air Zimbabwe - operates 5 weekly Hre -LUN - FBM.
There are some other international flights operated from FBM
QM - Air Malawi - FBM - HRE - BLZ
SA - SAA - FBM - JNB
KQ - Kenya Airways - FBM - NBO
HB-IWC From Greece, joined Sep 2000, 4450 posts, RR: 74 Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2916 times:
In days long gone by, Sabena used to operate into Lubumbashi, and at different points in the 80s and 90s they reconsidered the destination, but flights never materialized, mostly because of the unstable political situation in the country. I wouldn't be surprised at all if at a certain point in time, SN would once again consider flights to Lubumbashi.
BrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1282 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2900 times:
Hewa Bowa no longer connects Brussels with Lubumbashi but I think they do have a domestic connection from Kinshasa.
They're website seems to be having technical difficulties at present: http://www.hba.dc.
They currently fly 2 weekly between Brussels and Kinshasa on an L1011-200.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 71 Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2732 times:
I had a look into the schedules today at the office, this is what I came up with:
We/Fr: SA Express, leaving at 08:10, arriving at 10:30
Th/Fr/Sa: Hewa Bora, leaving at 12:00, arriving at 14:30
Mo: Air Malawi, leaving at 13:25, arriving at 14:05
Th: Air Malawi, leaving at 08:40, arriving at 09:20
Fr: Air Malawi, leaving at 13:20, arriving at 14:00
Su: Air Malawi, leaving at 12:10, arriving at 12:50
Mo/We: Zambian Airways, leaving at 12:30, arriving at 14:50
Th: Zambian Airways, leaving at 12:15, arriving at 14:00
Sa: Zambian Airways, leaving at 07:30, arriving at 09:15
Zambian's flights have an intermediate stop in Ndola
Mo: Air Zimbabwe, leaving at 07:30, arriving at 10:30
We: Air Zimbabwe, leaving at 14:00, arriving at 17:00
Diamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 64 Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2644 times:
Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 6): You going to Lumbumbashi?? I'd love to go to Lusaka but I'm not so sure about the Congo right now...
I have been invited to go along with some friends who are doing volunteer work over there. They have already built one school for grades 1 thru 8 and have 400 students that otherwise would not be in school of any kind.
It does require a special visa to get in & out. Fortunately, the Tshamalele and Lubumbashi regions are not in the conflict zone, and relatively peaceful.
I am probably going to go. My friends (also a.netters) are definitely going. It should make for an interesting trip report!
MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 16495 posts, RR: 48 Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2615 times:
Quoting Diamond (Reply 7): I have been invited to go along with some friends who are doing volunteer work over there.
That's awesome. I think Lubumbashi is probably safer than Kinshasa, which is not saying much, but I'd still go to Kinshasa in a heartbeat. My only concern is the timing, since the "transitional government" was supposed to wind down yesterday with "elections" but those have been postponed to December igniting some rumblings. Either way it seems to me Congo is at a watershed where it can either peacefully move forward or fall back into chaos. When is the trip?
Stirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 26 Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2531 times:
Quoting Diamond (Reply 7): have been invited to go along with some friends who are doing volunteer work over there. They have already built one school for grades 1 thru 8 and have 400 students that otherwise would not be in school of any kind.
Good for you. Be very careful, and don't try being a 'cowboy'...but still a very dangerous, yet rewarding journey.