Air Botswana lambasted for grounding delegates

source: Mmegi
BRIAN BENZA
Staff Writer

FRANCISTOWN: Air Botswana’s perennially inefficient and inconsistent service came under harsh and severe criticism here during the opening session of BOCCIM’s National Business Conference (NBC) with captains of industry challenging the government to promptly restore order at the national carrier.

Air Botswana’s service failings have also reignited debate on the liberalisation of the aviation industry, a move that government committed to but is yet to facilitate. Most speakers expressed frustration after more than 100 delegates heading for the conference were stranded at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport for over five hours on Sunday after a scheduled flight and a chartered service were both delayed.

The charter service was booked by BOCCIM. Said Executive Director, Maria Machailo-Ellis, at the start of the conference that began on [continue reading]

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