Air Botswana Reviews


Air Botswana Reviews

Air Botswana operates scheduled domestic and regional flights from its main base at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone, where it has its head office.

Air Botswana has been loss-making for a number of years, and there have been various attempts to privatise the company, although with newer aircraft and improved performance generally, the losses have reportedly been reducing. Air Botswana (Pty.) Limited was founded on 2 July 1972 to succeed two failed former national airlines: Botswana National Airways (1966–1969) and Botswana Airways Corporation (1970–1971). Air Botswana Holdings was responsible for the ownership and leasing of aircraft, and served as the holding company for Air Botswana. During the early formative years, Air Botswana (Pty.) Limited acted as a contractor for numerous flight services, which were contracted to South African Protea Airways, via a local subsidiary, Air Services Botswana. Flight operations began on 1 August 1972 utilising the only aircraft of the company: a Fokker F-27 Friendship. Although government owned, full annual reports for Air Botswana do not appear to be published. Despite various initiatives to privatise the airline, in whole or in part, Air Botswana remains 100% owned by the Government of Botswana.

Air Botswana Corporation is the state-owned national airline of Botswana.

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