Air Botswana to receive P166m injection

Hard times: Air Botswana was in dire straits even before the COVID-19 lockdowns which shut down local and international travel. The local airline has relied on government bail-outs for years PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Hard times: Air Botswana was in dire straits even before the COVID-19 lockdowns which shut down local and international travel. The local airline has relied on government bail-outs for years PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Air Botswana is in line for another cash injection from government, this time P165.8 million, as it struggles to keep its planes in the skies despite perennial losses.

According to draft budget estimates released by the Finance ministry this week, Air Botswana was initially due to receive support of P133.6 million under the Transitional National Development Plan which runs from April this year until March 2025.

However, the proposed funding was increased to P168.6 million for the period, with P165.8 million due to be given to the airline for the 2023–24 financial year.

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