Air Botswana returns to regional skies

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The national airline, Air Botswana plans to launch back into regional skies by March 31, buoyed by a refleeting programme last year estimated to have cost more than US$60 million (P630 million).

On Wednesday, Agnes Khunwana, the airline’s managing director, said in the first quarter of the year, the airline would restart flights to Harare, Lusaka and Cape Town from Gaborone. A Kasane-Johannesburg flight will be introduced later in the year.

Air Botswana acquired a twin-engine Embraer E-170 Jet in December last year, the country’s first, as well as two ATR 72-600s earlier in the year.

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