Congo Airways Orders E175s

Congo Airways Orders E175s

We’re welcoming a new E-Jet customer, Congo Airways of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The carrier has ordered two E175s with purchase rights for two more. Deliveries start in the fourth quarter of 2020. The new E-Jets will replace the airline’s fleet of turboprops and serve both domestic and regional African cities from its hub at Kinshasa.

Each E175 has 76 seats, including 12 in Business Class

At the contract signing, Congo Airways CEO Desire Bantu cited the rapid growth of passenger volume across its network and suggested an order for more airplanes may be necessary to satisfy future demand.

The transaction is valued at USD194.4 million at aircraft list price.