Congratulations Air Botswana!
I welcome Air Botswana’s move to purchase two air crafts. This is more important since as a regular customer of the airline I have been frustrated and angered by the many delays we have had to endure.
About two weeks ago when checking into the airline’s Johannesburg-bound aircraft with a Professor friend and brother of mine, one passenger on a queue to buy tickets changed to a different airline just because he was told by a friend that alcohol was no longer served on Air Botswana planes.
Please Air Botswana, do something not for me but for your potential customers who take alcohol. Cater for everyone to get your returns. My other suggestion is that Air Botswana must have weekend rates to the north of the country – especially a Saturday flight to Francistown returning in the evening same day.
Special rates for weekends will in particular go a long way in ensuring profitability for the airline. When schools close down for holidays, they should introduce reduced rates for students.
Batswana generally should be able to afford Air Botswana tickets and make it their main mode of transport. The airline would always be fully booked and make up for the empty seats they have endured for many years. This airline is run by young and smart people who should pick and understand these basic ways of filling up their seats. They should relook at the routes and take advantage of Botswana’s central position in SADC, which provides the country with many opportunities of linking the region with the rest of the continent.