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Tuesday 30 June 2015, 18:03 pm.
Air Botswana gets new planes

The national carrier, Air Botswana, is going shopping after government gave it the green light to buy two new ATR 42 planes. Reports say that the decision was taken recently. Air Botswana officials were not available for comment at the time of going to press as they were reportedly meeting with representatives from the Ministry of Works and transport.
By Staff Writer Fri 03 Jul 2015, 23:59 pm (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Air Botswana gets new planes








Sources say the French and Italian manufactured ATR planes are expected in three months. "They could arrive earlier than the stipulated three months, actually. The fact that the ministry has authorised the purchase of two aircraft is good news.

The last time they (Air Botswana) bought a new plane was more than 10 years ago," an inside source at the ministry said. The airline has three ATR planes and a BAE146 jet and is

eager to increase its fleet. The government has set aside P103 million in the budget this year to overhaul the Air Botswana fleet.

The money is meant for the recapitalisation of the airline. It will finance the overhaul of the ATR aircraft and replacement of the loss-making British-made BAE 146-100 plane. In recent years,  Air Botswana flights have been making news thanks to mechanical faults, although no disaster has occurred.



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