Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation (branded as flyCAA) is a regional airline in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Based at N'djili Airport, an international airport serving Kinshasa — the largest city and capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation operates an extensive network of domestic scheduled passenger flights, as well as cargo flights across the country. The airline currently operates passenger flights using its Airbus A321 passenger to Lubumbashi, Mbuji-Mayi, Goma, Bukavu, Beni, Bunia, Kalemie and Lodja.
Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation has a long-standing history in the Congo, originally founded in February 1991 as an air taxi provider, before growing rapidly as the company acquired more aircraft. In 2012, the airline formed a commercial and strategic alliance with FlyCongo, which was previously a rival. This led to a consolidation between the two into a single brand, flyCAA.
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Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation flies domestically from its hub at Kinshasa to 20 destinations within the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Beni, Boende, Bukavu, Bumba, Bunia, Gemena, Goma, Isiro, Kalemie, Kananga, Kindu, Kinshasa, Kisangani, Kongolo, Lisala, Lodja, Lubumbashi, Mbandaka, Mbuji-Mayi and Tshikapa. Below is a list of airports that the airline flies to:
|Goma||Goma International Airport||GOM|
|Kinshasa||N'djili Airport (base)||FIH|
|Kisangani||Bangoka International Airport||FKI|
|Lubumbashi||Lubumbashi International Airport||FBM|
|Mbuji-Mayi||Mbuji Mayi Airport||MJM|
Each passenger is entitled to one piece of checked baggage allowance. Checked baggage should not measure more than 55cm X 35cm X 25cm. An excess baggage fee will be charged at the airport for any baggage exceeding these specified dimensions. The weight of the checked baggage will depend on the passenger’s ticket fare.
Passenger’s carry-on baggage allowance is determined by the ticket fare selected. The ticket fare options are detailed during the booking process, allowing passengers to choose the right option for them.
Online check-in is not currently available.
Airport check-in is available from 2 hours prior to the scheduled departure time and closes 30 minutes prior to the departure of the flight.
There is only one class of seating available: standard economy. Seats are arranged in a 3-3 formation with comfortably padded seats and armrests. There is ample storage space in the overhead compartments, in the seat pockets and under the seats.
The aircraft has a galley from which flight attendants serve beverages and snacks. W/C facilities are available onboard. There is no entertainment system available, but passengers are welcome to bring their own reading material or digital devices onboard.
Although the onboard experience will be the same, the airline does have different ticket fares available. There are 11 tariff classes which determine the flexibility of the ticket if changes need to be made. Each tariff is priced at a different level and ranges from fully flexible to minimal changes with smaller date ranges for such changes to be made. When booking your flight, the ticket fares available will be detailed so that you are able to choose the right option for you.
Horizons is the loyalty program of Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation. The program was established to reward loyal customers by allowing them to accumulate points (miles) and benefit from advantages. Passengers can use their accumulated points to pay for flights. There are different advantages available to passengers based on their tier level.
When you book your flights through Alternative Airlines, be sure to select ‘Horizons’ as your chosen loyalty program from the drop down menu so that you can collect your points when you fly with Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation.
The airline currently operates an Airbus A330-200, which has the capacity for 406 passengers. It also has a Airbus A321-200, a ATR 72-500, and a Fokker 50, which is used on shorter flights and can seat up to 50 passengers.
The airline is based at N'djili International Airport (also known as Kinshasa International Airport), which serves the capital city of Kinshasa. It is the largest of the four international airports in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. International airlines based at the airport include Air France, Air Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya Airways, Turkish Airlines, Rwandair, and Uganda Airlines.
International airlines that operate flights to the Congo include: