CAAB in talks with four major airlines

Air Botswana flight
Air Botswana flight

KASANE: The Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) is in negotiations with four major airlines intending to secure their entry into the country and thus revive the local aviation sector.

Speaking at the Hospitality and Tourism Association of Botswana (HATAB) conference, CAAB CEO Bao Mosinyi identified the four airlines as Qatar Airways, Emirates Airways, Rwanda Air, and Arkia Airlines.

While Botswana has 11 Bilateral Air Services Agreements in place with other countries, just four airlines currently operate in the country besides the national carrier. The CAAB is hoping successful negotiations with the four major airlines will help revive a sector hard hit by COVID-19 which dropped passenger numbers by 88%.

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