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Flights To Lumumbashi, In Dem. Rep. Of Congo?  
User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 63
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

I need to know if there is any scheduled service into Lumumbashi - preferably from Lusaka, Zambia.

Has anyone been to either city?


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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3331 times:

I think Hewa Bora flies to Lubumbashi from Brussels... and I think I once saw a flight from JNB to Lubumbashi, though I'm not certain which airline that was...

Good luck...

Regards,
Frank



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User currently offlinePRGLY From Czech Republic, joined Dec 2004, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3325 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



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User currently offlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4504 posts, RR: 71
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3304 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.

User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1289 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3288 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.



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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3120 times:

I had a look into the schedules today at the office, this is what I came up with:

From Johannesburg:
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

From Lusaka:
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

From Harare:
Mo: Air Zimbabwe, leaving at 07:30, arriving at 10:30
We: Air Zimbabwe, leaving at 14:00, arriving at 17:00

Regards,
Frank



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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17511 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

You going to Lumbumbashi?? I'd love to go to Lusaka but I'm not so sure about the Congo right now... In any case here they are based on the July 2005 schedule:

SA) and Transaviaexport Cargo Airline (Belarus)">AL FLT ORG DST DEPT ARRT EQP DAYS
QM 181 FBM BLZ 1000 1120 733 ---T---
QM 181 FBM BLZ 1330 1510 733 ------S
QM 181 FBM BLZ 1440 1600 733 ----F--
QM 181 FBM BLZ 1440 1605 733 M------
SA)">EO 601 FBM FIH 730 845 722 -----S-
9C 772 FBM FIH 1515 1620 DC9 ------S
SA)">EO 43 FBM FIH 1515 1630 722 ----F--
SA)">EO 43 FBM FIH 1515 1630 722 ---T--S
9C 811 FBM JNB 800 1015 B11 M------
SA 1798 FBM JNB 1120 1350 CRJ --W-F--
SA)">EO 42 FBM JNB 1345 1615 722 --W--S-
9C 841 FBM JNB 1430 1645 B11 ---T---
UM 255 FBM LUN 500 610 YN7 ------S
UM 251 FBM LUN 1100 1215 YN7 M------
UM 253 FBM LUN 1745 1900 YN7 --W-F-S
SA)">EO 631 FBM MJM 830 945 722 M------
9C 732 FBM MJM 1315 1430 DC9 --W----
9C 852 FBM MJM 1315 1445 DC9 ----F--
KQ 426 FBM NBO 1300 1635 733 --W--S-
Q3 201 FBM NLA 940 1010 BEH -----S-
Q3 301 FBM NLA 1430 1500 BEH ---T---
Q3 301 FBM NLA 1445 1515 BEH M-W----
SA)">EO 42 FIH FBM 945 1300 722 --W--S-
SA)">EO 600 FIH FBM 1845 2200 722 ------S
SA 1797 JNB FBM 810 1030 CRJ --W-F--
9C 852 JNB FBM 1000 1215 B11 ----F--
SA)">EO 43 JNB FBM 1200 1430 722 ----F--
SA)">EO 43 JNB FBM 1200 1430 722 ---T--S
9C 812 JNB FBM 1600 1815 B11 M------
9C 771 KGA FBM 1315 1430 DC9 ------S
QM 181 LUN FBM 840 920 733 ---T---
UM 250 LUN FBM 915 1030 YN7 M------
QM 181 LUN FBM 1210 1250 733 ------S
QM 181 LUN FBM 1320 1400 733 ----F--
QM 181 LUN FBM 1325 1405 733 M------
UM 252 LUN FBM 1600 1715 YN7 --W-F-S
UM 254 LUN FBM 1645 1800 YN7 -----S-
9C 731 MJM FBM 1100 1215 DC9 --W----
SA)">EO 630 MJM FBM 1145 1300 722 ----F--
9C 841 MJM FBM 1245 1400 DC9 ---T---
Q3 200 NLA FBM 845 915 BEH -----S-
Q3 300 NLA FBM 1330 1400 BEH ---T---
Q3 300 NLA FBM 1345 1415 BEH M-W----



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User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 63
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3032 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!



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User currently offlineJasePL From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3008 times:

Quoting Diamond (Reply 7):
I am probably going to go.

Good to know you've finally (almost) decided to go!


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17511 posts, RR: 45
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3003 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?



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User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 63
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2983 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 9):
When is the trip?

It starts on September 4th. Some of us are staying as little as 10 days .. others are staying for 3 months.



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User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2919 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.



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User currently offlineExpatmatt From Liechtenstein, joined Oct 2004, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

Quoting BrightCedars (Reply 4):
They're website seems to be having technical difficulties at present: http://www.hba.dc.

Try www.hba.cd instead.


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17511 posts, RR: 45
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

Quoting Expatmatt (Reply 12):
Try www.hba.cd instead.

Idunno if I'd take Hewa Bora, or anything connecting through FIH, if you are on any kind of schedule.



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User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2858 times:

Quoting BrightCedars (Reply 4):
They currently fly 2 weekly between Brussels and Kinshasa on an L1011-200.

It`s a weekly service. Sometimes at high season they operate a second weekly service.

JNB-FBM is twice weekly with a nice 727 on Thursday and Sunday.

The flight out of BRU connects perfectly to FBM.
Day 7
BRU-FIH 10:00-16:45
FIH-FBM 18:45-22:00

Way back Saturday:
FBM-FIH 08:30-09:45
FIH-BRU 11:00-19:45

I think there is no better connection to Europe than this flight...


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