D R Congo creates an airline with Air France-KLM: Congo Airways

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Re: D R Congo creates an airline with Air France-KLM: Congo Airways

Post by nordikcam » 30 Dec 2017, 14:13

Passenger wrote:
30 Dec 2017, 13:47
Thanks a lot for these interesting updates. But can someone explain to me (a humble Flemish peasant) what this abbreviation means: "...&c..."
jan_olieslagers wrote:
29 Dec 2017, 20:22
Still, allow me to repeat my humble plea to not use unexplained codes, abbreviations, acronyms &c.
Et caetera...from latin...means " and the others..." so as not to have to enumerate a long sequence of words that are often synonyms ...:-)

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Re: D R Congo creates an airline with Air France-KLM: Congo Airways

Post by convair » 30 Dec 2017, 15:05

Bralo20 wrote:
30 Dec 2017, 13:09
sn26567 wrote:
29 Dec 2017, 20:18
jan_olieslagers wrote:
29 Dec 2017, 20:07
Dankoewel, meneer! :) But no, it is not common, at least not to poor little me, not a professional in commercial air transport...
It is very much in use in Belgium right now, for the replacement of the F-16s ;)
RFP isn't limited to the commercial air transport, it's used all over the world in all sorts of companies. When I was a fleet manager / head CAPEX buyer (CAPEX = capital expenditure thus investments like cars, machinery, buildings, etc..., the opposite of CAPEX is OPEX = operational expenditure which covers all costs for operating), I used an RFP sometimes when I wanted offers for a certain amount of vehicles, cranes, etc... RFP's are useful when you need multiple prices, most companies have a policy that for expenses above a certain level you need multiple prices to compare so you write once an RFP and then you send it to x amount of companies. You can even tailor an RFP that only one can comply with all needs, something that is actually commonly done in the public sector when they have a preference but are bound by law to send out an RFP.

Sorry André but I might have to slightly correct you on that one, the F16 replacement isn't handled by an RFP but rather by an RFGP, a request for governmental proposal as the Belgian government like to call it but that's virtually the same as an RFT, a request for tender. (RFP's are mostly used by the private sector (or low level public sector like cities) while an RFT is used by governments and is more strict).

:mrgreen:
Another one frequently used in industry is ITB (invitation to bid), same meaning as RFP, but possibly more used for big industrial projects.

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Re: D R Congo creates an airline with Air France-KLM: Congo Airways

Post by Passenger » 30 Dec 2017, 22:00

They have released their 2016 figures on... 29/10/2017:
https://www.radiookapi.net/2017/10/29/a ... rs-en-2016

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Re: D R Congo creates an airline with Air France-KLM: Congo Airways

Post by sn26567 » 19 Jan 2018, 19:17

Congo Airways to offer services to Johannesburg in 2018, and to Cape Town, Lusaka, Harare, Dar es Salaam, Bujumbura, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Bangui, Douala, Cotonou, Abidjan, Pointe-Noire and Luanda by end 2019, as well as to Paris, Dubai and Guangzhou (but not Brussels) in 2020.

The carrier also expects to be profitable in mid-2019.
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Post by Passenger » 19 Jan 2018, 19:30

From 18-22 Sept 2017, ICAO was at Kinshasa for an IASA audit.

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Post by sn26567 » 24 Jan 2018, 22:33

Congo Airways signed a 5-month wet-lease agreement with Nouvelair for one A320.
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Post by sn26567 » 21 Feb 2018, 00:17

Congo Airways hopes to be profitable in mid-2019, following expected 400,000 passengers in carried 2018 and revenue of US$99 million.

Congo Airways plans to reach a fleet of 10 aircraft, including the lease of four A320s and two B787s, along with smaller aircraft for short-haul. Financing is still pending.

Congo Airways to launch new service in 2018 to Johannesburg, followed by Cape Town, Lusaka, Harare, Dar es Salaam, Bujumbura, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Bangui, Douala, Cotonou, Abidjan, Pointe-Noire, and Luanda in 2019. Routes to Paris, Dubai and Guangzhou expected to follow in 2020.
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Post by sn26567 » 26 Feb 2018, 21:35

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Congo Airways to launch new service in 2018 to Johannesburg.
Congo Airways to now start A320-200 service from Kinshasa to Johannesburg on 28 February 2018.
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Post by sn26567 » 29 May 2018, 18:57

Congo Airways started A320 service from Kinshasa to Johannesburg via Lubumbashi on 11 May, and to Douala on 23 May 2018.
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Post by sn26567 » 14 Aug 2018, 14:26

Congo Airways obtained IOSA certification from IATA.

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Re: D R Congo creates an airline with Air France-KLM: Congo Airways

Post by sn26567 » 27 Sep 2018, 18:32

Congo Airways plans to be flying to Europe, Asia and America in the next five to ten years, with plans to acquire new aircraft, including widebodies.

Flights to Douala, Cotonou, and Abidjan to begin soon, with Asia, Dubai, China and Europe (Brussels? Paris?) expected in 2019.

Is AF-KLM still involved?
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Post by sn26567 » 24 Nov 2018, 22:18

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Flights to Douala, Cotonou, and Abidjan to begin soon.
Congo Airways to start new service from Kinshasa to Cotonou via Douala on 04 December 2018.
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Re: D R Congo creates an airline with Air France-KLM: Congo Airways

Post by sn26567 » 23 Aug 2019, 22:47

Congo Airways is exploring the possibility of basing an aircraft in Brazzaville as part of a five-point service to Libreville, Douala, Cotonou, Abidjan, and Bangui.
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