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Botswana is a republic in southern Africa formerly known as Bechuanaland. It is a landlocked country, bordered on the north and west by Namibia, on the northeast by Zambia and Zimbabwe, and on the southeast and south by South Africa. The total area of Botswana is 581,730 sq km (224,607 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Gaborone.

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>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline : dates are searchable using ddmmyyyy

May 17, 2016

Status changed as Kalahari Airways intend to launch commercial operations on 1 November 2016 using a pair of B747-400s [update]

Airlines

Aer Kavango   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1974* - 1984*
Comments : No further information at this time
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Air B.G.I.  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments : [TEXXON AIR was previously known as Air B.G.I.]
Genealogy : Air B.G.I. >Texxon Air
Airline Code :  
Air Botswana   
Status : Active

Dates :

1972 - date
Comments : Air Botswana was founded on 02Jul1972 by presidential decree to succeed Botswana Airways. Operations started on 01Aug1972. Scheduled domestic and regional airline that is the national airline of Botswana
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : BP : BOT
Air Botswana Cargo   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1983* - 1984*
Comments :  
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Air Services Botswana   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1980* - 1980*
Comments :  
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Airline Code :  
Air Xababa   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1980s
Comments :  
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Airline Code :  
BlueSky Airways   
Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Comments : BlueSky Airways was launched on 09Jul2012 & flew its first commercial flight on 14Oct2012
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Botswana Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1969 - 1972
Comments : Botswana Airways Corporation was formed in Jul1969 to succeed Botswana National Airways
Genealogy : Bechuanaland Safaris >Bechuanaland (UK) National Airways >Botswana National Airways +>Botswana Airways
Airline Code :  
Botswana National Airways   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1966 - 1969
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : Bechuanaland Safaris >Bechuanaland (UK) National Airways >Botswana National Airways +>Botswana Airways
Airline Code :  
Botswana Safaris   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
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Chobe Explorations   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1985* - 1986*
Comments : Chobe Explorations was founded in 1985
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Debswana   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
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Delta Air   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2008*
Comments :  
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Desert & Delta Air   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1982* - 1983*
Comments : Desert & Delta Air was formed in 1982
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Desert Airways   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1984*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : Esquire Airways >Desert Airways
Airline Code : RZ : ---
Esquire Airways   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
Genealogy : Esquire Airways >Desert Airways
Airline Code :  
Executive Charter   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
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Airline Code :  
Heli-Botswana   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
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Airline Code :  
Kalahari Air Services & Charter (Air Charter Botswana)   
Status : Active

Dates :

1968* - date
Comments : Kalahari Air Services & Charter was formed in 1968
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Kalahari Airways   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2016)
Comments : Status change as Kalahari Airways intend launch commercial operations on 01Nov2016 using a pair of B747-400s
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Kavango Air   
Status : Active

Dates :

2005^ - date
Comments :  
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Airline Code :  
Mack Air   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1994 - 2009*
Comments :  
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Major Blue Air   
Status : Active

Dates :

2010* - date
Comments :  
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Moremi Air Services   
Status : Active

Dates :

1997 - date
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
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NAC Executive Charter   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2002* - 2006*
Comments :  
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Airline Code :  
Northern Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2008
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Okavango Air Service   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Okavango Exploration   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
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Regional Air   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments : No further information at this time
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Airline Code :  
Safari Air (Xugana Air)   
Status : Active

Dates :

1992 - date
Comments :  
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Sefofane Air Charter   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1991* - 2009*
Comments :  
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Southern Cross Aviation   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2009* - 2010*
Comments :  
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Southern Links   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 1993
Comments :  
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Swamp Air   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1995* - 2004*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Texxon Air  updated
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments : TEXXON AIR was previously known as Air B.G.I.
Genealogy : Air B.G.I. >Texxon Air
Airline Code :  
Wenela Air Services Botswana   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1952* - 1974*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Western Air   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1980s
Comments :  
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Airline Code :  
Wildlife Helicopters   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Comments :  
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