11-Feb-2010 1:28 PM

Botswana Government still planning to privatise Air Botswana

Botswana Transport Minister, Frank Ramsden, confirmed the Bostwana Government still plans to privatise Air Botswana, once it completes a fleet upgrade programme (AfricaNews, 10-Feb-2010). The government has previously twice failed to privatise the carrier, while also failing to engage a management contractor. As part of the upgrade, two ATR72-500 aircraft have been acquired, with further widebody acquisitions now under consideration.