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AIRPORT FRACAS: Kinshasa Passengers Scrambling to Board Plane Amidst Lack of Air Transport Under Tshisekedi

Boarding a plane on a commercial flight to fly one place or out of the Democratic Republic of Congo is a scene close typical of the 1987 American thriller “Escape from Sobibor” as the Democratic Republic of Congo faces major transportation challenges.

A video has gone viral from Kinshasa’s N’djili International Airport where passengers are scampering just to get their seat on the plane out of the Congolese.

The airline, African Aviation Company (CAA), are said to had received an excess of bookings for its Tuesday night flight out Kinshasa thereby causing passengers to charge onto the runway to secure their place on the plane.

The DR Congo currently has no airline following the closure of the national airline, Air Congo whose operations were halted after the company’s only surviving plane broke down.

Air Congo has since been declared bankrupt and cannot afford to resume operations thanks to the Fèlix Tshisekedi’s DR Congo government’s failure to manage its own airline.

The Air Congo’s bankruptcy has been attributed to various cases of corruption and embezzlement of the company’s funds by government officials in the Tshisekedi regime.

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