Air Botswana’s Embraer E170. Photo: African Media.


Air Botswana, is set to resume its flights into Zambia following a two year break.

In an official announcement, to the Zambian Mission in Gaborone, Botswana’s state-owned national flag carrier, with its headquarters located in Gaborone, said it is set to hit the Zambian skies with a maiden flight scheduled for 31 March.

The Zambia High Commission’s First Secretary of Press and Administration, Kasabo Kalusa, said Air Botswana has revealed that it has increased commercial activities and movements of people between the two countries, which has resulted in the airline resuming its flights into Zambia.

“And Zambia’s Deputy High Commissioner to Botswana Mr. Goodwell Lungu says the resumption of direct flights by Air Botswana demonstrates the increased areas of economic cooperation between the two countries,

“He said Botswana is a key partner in economic, trade & investment as highlighted with a number of other developments such as the ongoing construction of the mega Kazungula Bridge Project between the two SADC countries,” said Kalusa.

Kalusa added that Air Botswana has informed the Zambian Mission that it would operate a jet service with a 70 seater capacity with flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The airline ended flights operation between Gaborone and Lusaka and Harare in 2016. The decision was part of a route rationalisation exercise to reduce operational costs on non-profitable routes.


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