The Botswana government has begun the process of privatizing loss-making national carrier Air Botswana (BP, Gaborone).
In its call for Expressions Of Interest (EOI) issued last week, the Ministry of Transport & Communications (MTC) said it was looking for suitable entities, companies, consortiums, or service providers capable of offering efficient and reliable air services to the needs of Botswana's business and tourism sectors through Air Botswana.
Airline chief executive Ed Berry said in a statement to ch-aviation that clearances with the South African authorities for Johannesburg O.R. Tambo flights are currently in the pipeline. A tentative early-February launch date is currently on the cards, he said.
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