Air Botswana to resume regional flights

Gaborone, Botswana - February 15, 2010: refueling an Air Botswana aircraft at Gaborone International Airport

Botswana’s national airliner Air Botswana has announced plans to re-commence scheduled regional operations.

The airliner on Monday said the decision is in accordance with the government’s announcement to relax international travel restrictions.

According to Air Botswana, the re-commencement of its scheduled regional operations is effective from November 10.

In addition, Air Botswana will initially offer four weekly flights between Gaborone and Johannesburg, to be adjusted based on travel demand.

Other regional destinations will be gradually introduced, including Cape Town, Harare and Lusaka.

“We remain committed to continue implementing comprehensive safety and health measures, that are in line with globally recommended COVID-19 mitigation standards,” said Agnes Khunwana, Air Botswana General Manager.

She said despite the difficult operating environment, the airliner will continue to explore new ways of doing things and exploit any possible opportunities.

Last week, Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi announced plans to open up the country’s ports of entry gradually amid the COVID-19 pandemic.