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N’djili Airport (IATA: FIH, ICAO: FZAA) (French: Aéroport de N’djili pronounced [a.e.ʁɔ.pɔʁ də n‿dʒi.li]), also known as N’Djili International Airport and Kinshasa International Airport, serves the city of Kinshasa and is the largest of the four international airports in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It is named after the nearby Ndjili River.
The airport was inaugurated in 1953.
In 1998, N’Djili airport was the site of one of the decisive battles of the Second Congo War. Rebel forces advancing on Kinshasa infiltrated the airport perimeter but were repelled by Zimbabwean troops and aircraft arriving to support the government of Laurent Kabila.
In June 2015, a new international terminal was opened which can service one million passengers per year. Some computerized upgrades to the arrivals terminal have been implemented in recent years, although corruption remains a problem.
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