- Air Botswana will have two weekly direct flights on Fridays and Sundays during the initial phase and will increase to three times weekly as demand builds up.
- The airline will also resume flights to South Africa.
Air Botswana has announced plans to resume direct flights from Gaborone to Zimbabwe’s capital Harare and Zambia’s Lusaka. The airline suspended flights to Harare in 2016 in a route rationalisation exercise meant to reduce operational costs on non-profitable routes.
Air Botswana stopped flights to some countries in April 2020 following the announcement of the coronavirus pandemic, as states took measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
The airline will have two weekly direct flights on Fridays and Sundays during the initial phase and will increase to three times weekly as demand builds up. Air Botswana will also resume flights to South Africa, set to deploy its EMBRAER 170 Jet to service this route and some of its regional routes, including Gaborone-Cape Town.
The timing of the flights allows connections between Lusaka, Harare and Cape Town, reducing flying hours for customers. The jet also adds to customer convenience due to its speed, comfort and better catering opportunities