Botswana’s flag carrier, Air Botswana, has temporarily suspended all its scheduled domestic and regional flight operations between March 27, 2020 and May 31, 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the airline said.
In a statement released by the airline on March 25, 2020, this is in support of the national call to restrict non-essential travel in efforts to slow down and arrest the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In face of the threats to public health due to COVID-19, the safety and well-being of our customers, employees, their families and the larger community represents an enormous responsibility, and this has contributed to making the right decision of suspending operations,” said Air Botswana General Manager, Agnes T. Kunwana.
Kunwana added that travel restrictions and lockdowns in several important markets had also had an impact on their business so it was important that they protected their business too.
“However health considerations are paramount and we stand in solidarity with the world in the fight against this pandemic,” said the General Manager.
Air Botswana will operate its last flights before suspension of services to Francistown, Maun and Kasane to offer passengers an opportunity to get back to their intended destinations.