Botswana lures bigger airliners as liberalisation takes shape

source: Sunday Standard
by Sunday Standard Reporter
14.03.2010 6:08:27 P

It seems bigger things are coming to Botswana’s tiny aviation industry as government and regulators are in discussion with a number of international airliners to use Botswana routes.

This also comes at a time when Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (SSKIA) expansion project is coming on stream with bigger and better facilities.

Frank Ramsden, Transport and Communications Minister, revealed on Friday that Botswana is currently in discussion with a couple of airliners.

“We are talking to Britain, but they have turned it down because they previously operated here and were not impressed by the facilities,” said the minister.

Other bigger ones include Air Mauritius, Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways.

British Airways (BA) used to operate the [continue reading]

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