BlueSky Airways (BKY, Gaborone) Managing Director, Mark Spicer, says his airline is still keen on entering the scheduled domestic and regional services market with a view to developing Gaborone into a hub. Speaking to African Aerospace, Spicer said Blue Sky was in talks with several unidentified international airlines concerning possible interline or codeshare agreements.

“We feel that a satellite hub has huge potential. We are looking at flying from Gaborone to the capitals of the surrounding countries but that will take us a couple of years to grow into. We will start with three cities and go from there… Our first route will probably be Gaborone to Cape Town International,” he said.

At present, Blue Sky operates charter flights using a B737-200Adv., A2-FMX (msn 23520) sourced from parent Flying Mission Services (Gaborone). It has, in the past, announced plans to acquire four Boeing 737 aircraft which would then take it into direct competition with local state-backed carrier, Air Botswana (BP, Gaborone).