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Formed in 2004 and started operations in 2006. International, scheduled, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
Avenida Doctor Severo Ochoa 47 2 pae Casablanca 2
28100 Madrid, Spain
Aeropuerto de Madrid-Barajas
Terminal T-1, Officina 1111
E-28042 Madrid, Spain
December 2005: Plans to operate initially with 3 leased 757-200's with services to Europe and Africa before expanding operations to the Caribbean.
January 2006: 767-219ER (24150, EC-JOZ), (ILF) 3 year leased, wet-leased to LAC (Lignes Aeriennes Congolaises) (LNA).
March 2006: Bravo Airlines (BRV) in cooperation with LAC (Lignes Aeriennes Congolaises) (LNA) received permission and plan to inaugurate service from Kinshasa to Brussels in May. The airline will operate its 767-200, however, it has not confirmed how many flights a week it intends to offer.
April 2006: Bravo Airlines (BRV) is a Spanish start-up, operating jet airplane services to Europe and Africa. Plans to expand services to the Caribbean.
In June, Madrid - Kinshasa; Madrid - Brazzaville; Paris - Kinshasa; Paris - Brazzaville; Brussels - Kinshasa; Brussels - Brazzaville.
Call Center: 902 438 888 (24 hours/day, 365 days/all year).
Repaints 767-219ER (24150, EC-JOZ), with "Bravo Air Congo" titles.
Bravo Air Congo (BRV) confirmed it will inaugurate nonstop service from Kinshasa to Brussels on June 8th. The airline will operate 3 flights a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays, using a 767-200.
May 2006: LAC Bravo Airlines (LNA)/(BRV), the new joint venture between LAC-Lignes Aeriennes Congolaises (LNA) and Bravo Airlines (BRV) of Spain, has launched a multi-lingual website at http://www.lacbravo.com offering flights to a variety of domestic and regional destinations, plus Brussels, Madrid and Paris, in Europe. According to the website, LAC Bravo Airlines (LNA)/(BRV) will operate domestic flights from Kinshasa to Gladolite, Gemena, Mbandaka, Kisangani, Goma, Bakavu, Kindu, Kananga, Kalemie, Mbuji Mayi, and Lubumbashi. Within Africa, it will serve Bangui, Douala, Yaounde, Libreville, Pointe Noire, Luanda, Johannesburg, Harare, Lusaka, and Nairobi. Iberia Airlines (IBE) connection flights from Madrid will then provide links with destinations throughout Europe and the Americas. The airline plans to use a mix of 757-200, 767-200ER, DC-9-32, and F 50 airplanes.
January 2007: DC-9-32 (48126, TN-AHQ), ex-(N481SG), delivery.
April 2007: 767-219ER (24150, EC-JOZ), wet-leased to Gabon Airlines (GBK), for flights Libreville - Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG).
December 2007: Ceased operations.
April 2008: The European Commission (EC) issued a revision of its list of banned airlines, the seventh update since establishment of the blacklist in March 2006. Newcomers are Ukraine Cargo Airways (the third Ukrainian airline after Volare Airlines (VLE) and Ukrainian Mediterranean Airlines) and Hewa Bora Airways (EXD) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (EXD) previously was allowed to operate a single airplane under a special arrangement that has ended. Garuda Indonesia (GIA) also remains on the list. "The airline has made progress in the implementation of corrective measures, yet this is not sufficient," the (EC) noted. "Furthermore, the authorities of Indonesia have still to demonstrate that they have completed the corrective action." Following the update, nine individual airlines and all carriers from Equatorial Guinea, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are prohibited from operating in the European Union (EU).
Note: BRAVO AIR CONCO (BRV) is listed on the latest (EU) blacklist released 03.04.2012 of airlines whose operations are subject to a ban within the (EU)*. *Airlines listed in Annex A could be permitted to exercise traffic rights by using wet-leased airplanes of an air carrier which is not subject to an operating ban, provided that the relevant safety standards are complied with.