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N'djili Airport (IATA: FIH, ICAO: FZAA) (French: Aéroport de N'djili pronounced [a.e.ʁɔ.pɔʁ də n‿dʒi.li]), also known as N'Djili International Airport and Kinshasa International Airport, serves the city of Kinshasa and is the largest of the four international airports in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It is named after the nearby Ndjili River.[1]

N'djili Airport

Aéroport de N'djili
N'djili International Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
LocationKinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Hub forCongo Airways
Elevation AMSL1,027 ft / 313 m
Coordinates04°23′08.7″S 15°26′40.45″E / 4.385750°S 15.4445694°E / -4.385750; 15.4445694Coordinates: 04°23′08.7″S 15°26′40.45″E / 4.385750°S 15.4445694°E / -4.385750; 15.4445694
Map
FIH is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
FIH
FIH
Location of Airport in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 15,420 4,700 Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Passengers773,338

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
Terminal building
 
Departures area
 
Gate area

In 1998, N'Djili airport was the site of one of the decisive battles of the Second Congo War. Rebel forces advancing on Kinshasa infiltrated the airport perimeter but were repulsed by Zimbabwean troops and aircraft arriving to support the government of Laurent Kabila.[2]

In June 2015, a new international terminal was opened which can service one million passengers per year. Some computerized upgrades to the arrivals terminal have been implemented in recent years, although corruption remains a problem.[3][4]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Accidents and incidentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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  19. ^ Hradecky, Simon (21 June 2010). "Accident: Hewa Bora MD82 at Kinshasa on Jun 21st 2010, burst tyre on takeoff, hydraulic failure, runway excursion on landing". The Aviation Herald. Archived from the original on 27 May 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  20. ^ "Georgian Airways CRJ1 at Kinshasa on Apr 4th 2011, missed the runway and broke up". The Aviation herald. Archived from the original on 4 October 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2011.
  21. ^ "Crash: Gomair AN26 near Kinshasa on Dec 20th 2018, impacted terrain short of runway". Retrieved 22 December 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to N'djili Airport at Wikimedia Commons