Gabs-Lusaka flight takes off
After months of waiting Air Botswana (AB) direct flight to Lusaka finally took off from the newly built Sir Seretse Khama International Airport on Sunday morning.
The launch, which brought the number of the national airline’s cross border destinations in the region to three, was greeted in mid-air with cheers by both AB staff and passengers on board the historic flight.
Before launching the Lusaka route, AB operated direct flights to Johannesburg, South Africa, and Harare, Zimbabwe.
Addressing journalists in the executive lounge of the Lusaka International Airport, AB’s business development manager Dikagiso Matshaba apologised for the delay in departure from Gaborone. The flight was scheduled to leave at 11 am and arrive in Lusaka at 1pm. But because of a few hiccups, the flight was delayed and arrived in the Lusaka 40 minutes late.
“We are sorry for what has happened but we can assure our clients this will not happen again,” a confident Matshaba said, adding that AB would [continue reading]