Govt urged to privatise aviation services

MAUN: Government has been advised to consider the privatisation of some of the airports, airport services and the national airline as a way of enhancing profitability, funding and competitiveness of the local aviation sector in the region.

The suggestion was contained in a Business Botswana presentation at the recent Aviation Pitso titled, ‘Exploring Business Opportunities in Aviation’, by Mark Spicer, managing director of Bluesky Airways. 

Spicer noted airports the world over have traditionally evolved mainly as government-run enterprises adding that many are, however, now seeking the privatisation route to improve their abilities to compete in the new global economy. Spicer said reasons to privatise airports include to diversify operations, enhance profitability, fund expansion, and to improve competitiveness.

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