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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
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Aer Kavango

1974* - 1984*

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Air B.G.I.

**** - ****

Renamed

 

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Air Botswana

1972 - date

Active

Air Botswana was founded in 1972

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Air Botswana Cargo

1983* - 1984*

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Air Services Botswana

1980* - 1980*

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Air Xababa

1980s

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BlueSky Airways

2012 - date

Active

BlueSky Airways was launched on 09Jul2012 & flew its first commercial flight on 14Oct2012

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Botswana Airways

1969 - 1972

Inactive

Botswana Airways Corporation was formed in Jul1969 to succeed Botswana National Airways

^ Genealogy >Bechuanaland Safaris >Bechuanaland (UK) National Airways >Botswana National Airways +>Botswana Airways
Botswana National Airways

1966 - 1969

Renamed

 

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Botswana Safaris

**** - ****

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Chobe Explorations

1985* - 1986*

Status?

Chobe Explorations was founded in 1985

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Debswana

2004* - 2006*

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Delta Air

2004* - 2008*

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Desert & Delta Air

1982^ - 1983*

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Desert Airways

1978* - 1984*

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Esquire Airways

**** - ****

Renamed

 

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Executive Charter

**** - ****

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Heli-Botswana

**** - ****

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Kalahari Air Services & Charter (Air Charter Botswana)

1968* - date

Active

Kalahari Air Services & Charter was formed in 1968

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Kalahari Airways

(2015)

Began?

 

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Kavango Air

2005^ - date

Active

 

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Mack Air

1994 - 2009*

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Major Blue Air

2010* - date

Active

 

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Moremi Air Services

1997 - date

Active

 

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NAC Executive Charter

2002* - 2006*

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Northern Air

2004* - 2008

Inactive

 

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Okavango Air Service

**** - ****

Status?

 

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Okavango Exploration

**** - ****

Status?

 

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Regional Air

(****)

Unconfirmed

 

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Safari Air (Xugana Air)

1992 - date

Active

 

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Sefofane Air Charter

1991* - 2009*

Status?

 

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Southern Cross Aviation

2009* - 2010*

Status?

 

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Southern Links

1990* - 1993

Inactive

 

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Swamp Air

1995* - 2004*

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Texxon Air

**** - ****

Status?

 

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Wenela Air Services Botswana

1952* - 1974*

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Western Air

1980s

Status?

 

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Wildlife Helicopters

**** - ****

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