Air Botswana; forever the toddler

The national airline, Air Botswana, has not attracted any positive news in recent times. Its problems have ranged from delayed flights to loss-making operations that cost the taxpayer millions of Pula annually.

The airline’s failure to comply with International Air Transport Association (IATA) requirements until a few years ago, cannot be left unmentioned.

This week’s sacking of the general manager, Ben Dahwa, just a little over 12 months into his job, together with some members of the board of directors says a lot about the airline. However, there is one conclusion one can make from this saga – the airline is a mess!

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