Air Botswana’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Mogolo Mokgosi was in Zimbabwe this week where she met with stakeholders in the tourism and business sector.
Air Botswana has resumed the Harare-Gaborone route in a development that is expected to boost business interactions and the tourism sector in Southern Africa. This comes at the back of the post-COVID-19 situation that has seen the resumption of tourism business across the globe.
The latest development will see the airliner operating in a triangular route that connects Gaborone, Harare, and Lusaka.
Air Botswana Sales and Marketing Manager, Mogolo Mokgosi on Tuesday 17th of May 2022 announced the positive development during a stakeholder meeting held at Rainbow Tours in Harare. This was attended by a Special Representative of Botswana’s Embassy in Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA), and players in the tourism sector and the business sector.
“I am delighted to officially announce that Air Botswana has resumed our Gaborone-Harare routes. This flight follows a Triangular route that connects the three major destinations Gaberone, Harare, and Lusaka. As the flight is resuming the flights, it is offering the best services that meet clientele expectations at affordable rates.”
Standing in for Botswana’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe, First Secretary, Pako Oarabile Nkwe said the resumption of the airliner will go a long way in boosting business engagements between the two nations. He added that the positive development continues to strengthen the cordial relations between Botswana and Zimbabwe.
“Zimbabwe and Botswana enjoy cordial relations and we are now expecting that the resumption of Air Botswana on the Harare route will continue to stimulate business activities between the two nations,” he said.
According to Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) Head of Communications Godfrey “Chief” Koti, the development comes at a time when Zimbabwe’s Tourism Sector is making inroads to collaborate with airliners and the business sector to enhance Zimbabwe’s tourism recovery strategy.
“We are glad to see the return of Air Botswana, a move that we see the unlocking of a number of opportunities in the tourism sector. We hope to maximise our engagements so that we incorporate all the efforts made to avail an enabling environment to enhance our tourism recovery efforts.”
The airliner continues to maintain its thrust to be a safe, reliable, customer-centric, and financially stable airline that supports the growth of tourism, trade, and across economic sectors underpinned by its vision to be a regional airline of choice by 2025.
The resumption of flights comes with the best competitive rates that suit the needs of the Post COVID-19 business environment.
Apart from this, Air Botswana has also enhanced the ease of doing business by making use of various booking platforms such as the official website. Discounted rates and accessibility are some of the promotional packages which passengers can explore.
As part of the COVID-19 Response Strategy, the airline remains in full compliance with the COVID-19 protocols. Some of these include continuous fumigation of the entire fleet. Passengers are expected to produce COVID-19 positive test results from recognized laboratories.