Kinshasa International Airport is also known as N'djili Airport and its
infrastructure dates back to the Belgium colonial period. Its the main airport
of the Democratic Republic of Congo and lands flights from many airlines
including Air France, Brussels Airlines, Kenya Airways, South African Airways
and, of course, Congo Express. Kinshasa Airport was also known for being a landing site
for the NASA space shuttle when it operated.
As with many African airports Kinshasa is
somewhat chaotic and the word 'queue' doesn't appear to be part of the local
vocabulary. Passengers report that's its worthwhile carrying forty dollars or so
in your pockets to 'assist' officials process your documents ($100 is ideal for
speed but $40 will cover it if you show your pockets are empty thereafter.) Step
outside and you'll be descended upon by all sorts of characters desperate for
your money. Business trips only we think!
Make a virtual landing at Kinshasa (also known as N'djili Airport) International Airport in the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo in this video then explore pictures and images of Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo presented in video format.