Lubumbashi-based Korongo Airlines has temporarily suspended operations until Sept. 4, following a runway incident at Bipemba Airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Boeing 737-300—on wet lease from Brussels Airlines—was damaged by “loose tarmac slabs on the runway” at Bipemba Airport on Aug. 19, Korongo Airlines said. The airport is located in Mbuji-Mayi, the third-largest city in DRC. “Following preliminary reports from our maintenance and ...

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