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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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30Jul15updateKalahari Airways: status changed back to 'Planned' as airline intends to offer direct flights to and from London, Cape Town, and Gaborone
AirlineOperating DatesStatusCommentsTree

 Aer Kavango

1974* - 1984*Status?  

 Air B.G.I.

**** - ****Renamed Air B.G.I. >Texxon Air

 Air Botswana

1972 - dateActiveAir Botswana was founded in 1972 

 Air Botswana Cargo

1983* - 1984*Status?  

 Air Services Botswana

1980* - 1980*Status?  

 Air Xababa

1980sStatus?  

 BlueSky Airways

2012 - dateActivelaunched on 09Jul2012 & flew its first commercial flight on 14Oct2012 

 Botswana Airways

1969 - 1972Inactive Botswana Airways

 Botswana National Airways

1966 - 1969Renamed >Botswana Airways

 Botswana Safaris

**** - ****Status?  

 Chobe Explorations

1985* - 1986*Status?airline was founded in 1985 

 Debswana

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Delta Air

2004* - 2008*Status?  

 Desert & Delta Air

1982^ - 1983*Status?  

 Desert Airways

1978* - 1984*Status? Esquire Airways >Desert Airways

 Esquire Airways

**** - ****Renamed Esquire Airways >Desert Airways

 Executive Charter

**** - ****Status?  

 Heli-Botswana

**** - ****Status?  

 Kalahari Air Services & Charter (Air Charter Botswana)

1968* - dateActiveKalahari Air Services & Charter was formed in 1968 

 Kalahari Airways

(2014)Began?  

 Kavango Air

2005^ - dateActive  

 Mack Air

1994 - 2009*Status?  

 Major Blue Air

2010* - dateActive  

 Moremi Air Services

1997 - dateActive  

 NAC Executive Charter

2002* - 2006*Status?  

 Northern Air

2004* - 2008Inactive  

 Okavango Air Service

**** - ****Status?  

 Okavango Exploration

**** - ****Status?  

 Regional Air

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Safari Air (Xugana Air)

1992 - dateActive  

 Sefofane Air Charter

1991* - 2009*Status?  

 Southern Cross Aviation

2009* - 2010*Status?  

 Southern Links

1990* - 1993Inactive  

 Swamp Air

1995* - 2004*Status?  

 Texxon Air

**** - ****Status? Texxon Air

 Wenela Air Services Botswana

1952* - 1974*Status?  

 Western Air

1980sStatus?  

 Wildlife Helicopters

**** - ****Status?  

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