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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.

Latest updates

 

20Sep2017

Debswana, a business and private charter carrier based out of Gaborone Sir Seretse Khama International (GBE) is still operational [status change]

20Sep2017

Wilderness Air [added] was founded in 1991 as Sefofane Air Charter [status change] by Neil Lumsden and Suzy Lumsden

19Sep2017

Mack Air has been operating in northern Botswana since 1994 and is still operating [status change]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Aer Kavango   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1974* - 1984*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air B.G.I.  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

1972 - date
Airline Code : BP : BOT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Botswana was founded on 02Jul1972 by presidential decree to succeed Botswana Airways. Operations started on 01Aug1972 (Scheduled domestic and regional airline from its main base at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport that is the national airline of Botswana)
Air Botswana Cargo   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1983* - 1984*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Daytona Airlines Cargo  added in 2017
Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Daytona Airlines Cargo which will be operating a leased B.747 for the Airlines worldwide cargo destinations
Air Daytona Tourists Airlines  added in 2017
Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Daytona Tourists Airlines is a low-cost airline established in Botswana for the domestic market and for SADC Countries mainly South Africa,Namibia,Zambia and Zimbabwe. For domestic market the Airline will be using ATR72-500 and A319 for SADC Countries. Currently it is is going through five stage certification process with civil aviation authority of Botswana
Air Services Botswana   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1980* - 1980*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Xababa   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1980s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
BlueSky Airways   
Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Chobe Explorations   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Dates :

2004* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Debswana is a business and private charter carrier based out of Gaborone Sir Seretse Khama International (GBE). It is part of the Debswana Diamond Co.
Delta Air   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2008*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Desert & Delta Air   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Esquire Airways >Desert Airways
Comments : No further information at this time
Executive Charter   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Heli-Botswana   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Kalahari Air Services & Charter (Air Charter Botswana)   
Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Status change as Kalahari Airways intend launch commercial operations on 01Nov2016 using a pair of B747-400s
Kavango Air  updated in 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2005* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kavango Air was founded & commenced operations in 2005
Mack Air  updated in 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1996 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Mack Air has been operating in northern Botswana since 1994. It was founded by Stuart and Lara Mackay. The operation began with just one Cessna 206, Lutz Gottschalk was the first pilot employed by Mack Air in Jul1996
Major Blue Air  updated in 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Major Blue Air offers scenic flights over the Okavango Delta out of Maun
Moremi Air Services  updated in 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1997 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : (Air charter company based from Maun)
NAC Executive Charter   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2002* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Northern Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2008
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Okavango Air Service   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Okavango Exploration   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Regional Air   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Dates :

1992 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Sefofane Air Charter  updated in 2017
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1991* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Sefofane Air Charter >Wilderness Air
Comments : Wilderness Air was founded in 1991 as Sefofane Air Charter by Neil Lumsden and Suzy Lumsden operating one Cessna 206 out of Maun
Southern Cross Aviation   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2009* - 2010*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Southern Links   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Swamp Air   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1995* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Texxon Air  updated in 2017
Status : Unsure

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1980s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Wilderness Air  added in 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2016* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Sefofane Air Charter >Wilderness Air
Comments : Wilderness Air was founded in 1991 as Sefofane Air Charter by Neil Lumsden and Suzy Lumsden operating one Cessna 206 out of Maun
Wildlife Helicopters  updated in 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1999* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Wildlife Helicopters was a helicopter charter carrier based in Maun
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