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Flight path from Johannesburg to Lubumbashi

Flights Johannesburg to Lubumbashi

Compare SA Express & Korongo flights from Johannesburg to Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo) & book the cheapest. The route is becoming increasingly popular due to business & mining activity in Lubumbashi.

Airlines flying from JHB to Lubumbashi

We carried out a snapshot survey of flight prices and ordered the airlines from the cheapest at the top (this will have changed since).


Korongo Airlines

Johannesburg to Lubumbashi (JNB-FBM)

non-stop (3 hours)

South African Express

Johannesburg to Lubumbashi


Ethiopian Airlines

Johannesburg to Lubumbashi

Addis Ababa

Kenya Airways

Johannesburg to Lubumbashi

1-stop Nairobi

See our South Africa to DRC flights page for a full discussion of flight connections between the 2 countries.

Korongo Airlines flight


  • 29 May 2013. South African Express reinstates its flights, as the runway at Lubumbashi is no longer closed on certain days of the week.

  • 14 May 2013. As a result of runway closures at Lubumbashi Airport, SA Express is suspending its Wednesday & Thursday flights from Joburg to Lubumbashi until the end of October 2013, but retaining its Friday flights.

  • 1 Mar 2013. Comair announces that it has applied to the IASC (International Air services Licensing Council) to fly from Johannesburg to Lubumbashi. Erik Venter, CEO of Comair, says that “Adding the DRC to its route network suitably fits into Comair’s overall route development strategy, as Comair continues to grow its footprint into Africa.” Comair runs the Kulula and British Airways brands in South Africa.

18 May 2012

Precision Air begins flying to Lubumbashi.

20 Apr 2012

Korongo Airlines commences twice-weekly flights from Johannesburg to Lubumbashi on Fridays & Sundays.

16 Feb 2012

It's announced that Korongo Airlines plans to start flights between Johannesburg & Lubumbashi within the next few months. Korongo Airlines is a new regional airline based in the DRC - Congolese private investors & Brussels Airline will manage Korongo Airline. “The initial routes will be operated by B737 aircraft, under an ACMI agreement with Brussels Airlines (IOSA certified), featuring a two-class configuration, including a true C-class product,” said Korongo Airlines CEO, Chritophe Allard 

7 Dec 2011

The election results within the DRC are released, and SA Express therefore suspends its scheduled service to Lubumbashi, due to the uncertainty of the political stability & potential for protest action.

"They will continue to closely monitor & evaluate the viability for the reinstatement of the flights. The airline will keep their pax informed. The safety of their pax & employees remains of paramount importance & will be deciding factor informing the decision to recommence operations. SA Express wishes to apologize for any inconvenience experienced by its pax due to the disruption of the service. Pax may contact the call centre on 0861 606 606, reservations on 011 978 1111" or their travel agent

1 Aug 2011

South African Express increases its JNB-Lubumbashi flight frequency to 5 a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Nov 2009

SA Express increases its Johannesburg-Lubumbashi flight frequency from 4-weekly to daily, with an onward connection to Kinshasa.


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