Botswana: New airline eyes Cape Town-Gaborone-London route

Botswana-registered Kalahari Airways is looking to launch a route between Gaborone and Gatwick as well as Gaborone-Cape Town from November 1.

Chief Executive Officer,Denis Coghlan, toldTourism Update the airline would start the licence application with the Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) shortly. ‘’The routes are freely available to any Botswanan airline that qualifies,” he said. “It is a very expensive exercise. However, all that is required is that we comply with the Civil Aviation Act. Once we are compliant, CAAB will issue our Aircraft Operating Certificate and the requisite Air Service Licences for the Gaborone-Cape Town route and the Gaborone-London route.”