Batswana set to gain as airspace is liberalised

source: Sunday Standard
by Jerry Bungu
14.01.2010 9:41:30 A

The recent bold decision by Botswana’s Civil Aviation Authority to liberalise its airspace has been met with optimism as it is expected to not only improve choice and delivery of air services but also complement the tourism, business and others sectors.

In an interview with The Telegraph, the CAAB Director, Meshesha Belayneh, explained that the liberalisation of the airspaces implies that Air Botswana’s exclusive concession for the operation of scheduled domestic and international air transport services will be lifted, except for scheduled passenger services between Gaborone and Oliver Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) and between Maun and ORTIA.

“The liberalisation effectively allows private carriers to operate scheduled services to various domestic points. This is seen as an important step that will eventually position the industry in Botswana for the implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision, which Botswana is part to,” Balayneh said in an [continue reading]

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