CemAir to operate daily fights between Botswana and South Africa.
GABORONE, March 25 -- CemAir, a privately owned airline from South Africa will operate daily flights between Gaborone and Cape Town, Kasane and Johannesburg, Gaborone and Johannesburg, and for the Maun to Johannesburg route, said Botswana's Transport and Communications Minister Thulaganyo Segokgo. "Efforts are being intensified to attract more airlines as well as to create a positive business environment to increase our aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenue streams to sustain and grow the aviation industries," Segokgo said on Wednesday. Botswana's aviation sector has been hugely dented by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and some of the airlines that frequented the country's airspace have ceased operating, Thulaganyo Segokgo said. "Botswana has lost the South African Airways, South African Express Services on the Gaborone- Johannesburg route, and Air Namibia on the Windhoek- Gaborone- Durban route," said Segokgo. He however revealed that Qatar Airways is monitoring the market and would weigh the options of resuming as soon as their study has been concluded. Xinhua