Friday, October 21, 2005

No Aviation Fuel!

I am leaving Congo tonight. The Air France flight is departing early but will arrive in Paris late. Hmm. Why? Well, even though Pointe Noire is the oil center of the country and has a refinery, there is no aviation fuel available at the airport. So the flight will take off and then land at the capital, Brazzaville, to top up the tanks before heading for Europe.