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About Air Botswana

Air Botswana was founded in 1972 and is Botswana's state-owned national flag carrier. The airline operates scheduled domestic and regional flights from its main base at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport. It also operates a small number of international flights, flying to countries including South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Zambia.

The national carrier of Botswana is committed to continuing to provide world-class services to domestic travellers, as well as visitors who come in increasing numbers to discover the outstanding natural beauty of the country, as well as to do business in a vibrant economy.

Top Tip: The airline flies you to popular safari destinations such as Chobe National Park. To find out more about flying to safari tours, and about other airlines operating flights to popular parks, visit our guide here




Botswana Francistown Francistown Airport
Botswana Gaborone Sir Seretse Khama International Airport
Botswana Kasane Kasane Airport
Botswana Maun Maun Airport
South Africa Cape Town Cape Town International Airport
South Africa Johannesburg O. R. Tambo International Airport
Zambia Lusaka Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
Zimbabwe Harare Harare International Airport



Baggage Allowance

Checked Baggage

Air Botswana operates an all economy cabin, and allows 23kg of checked baggage per passenger.

Infants not occupying a seat are entitled to a free luggage allowance of 10kg.

Carry-On Allowance

Air Botswana accepts only one piece of hand luggage per customer. There is a weight limit of 7 kg for carry-on baggage.



Check-In Times

Online Check-In

Online check-in is not currently available.

Airport Check-In

Domestic flights: For a domestic flight, passengers should check in at the Air Botswana counters at least one hour before the scheduled departure. Check-in counters close 30 minutes before scheduled departure.

International flights: For international flights, passengers should check in at least one hour before scheduled departure time.

Economy Class

Air Botswana Economy Class is the airline's only cabin class.

Economy Class Facilities

Passengers can order food, as well as hot and cold drinks from the airline's inflight menu. On certain aircraft, passengers will be given access to the airlines' inflight entertainment system, where they can watch a range of videos.

What Are Economy Class Seats Like?

Economy Class seats can range from 40—over 160 seats in the cabin, depending on the aircraft and route flown. Seats are set out in either a 2 x 2 or 3 x 3 formation. The cabin is designed to give each passenger a spacious and comfortable journey. 



Loyalty Program

Teemane Club

Air Botswana’s loyalty club, Teemane Club, is all about rewarding and thanking passengers for their loyalty. Passengers can earn miles from every available seat on every Air Botswana ticketed and operated flight. Make sure you select 'Teemane Club' as your chosen loyalty programme during the booking process.



Pets, Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals 

All rules and regulations on travelling with a service animal, pet, or an emotional support animal, on Air Botswana flights. All the information on Alternative Airlines needed for flying with an animal on a plane.


Route Map


Air Botswana route map


Popular Routes


Capetown   dark grey plane icon  Gaborone


Johannesburg  dark grey plane icon  Gaborone


Gaborone dark grey plane icon  Francistown


Maun  dark grey plane icon  Gaborone


Maun dark grey plane icon  Johannesburg




The airline’s fleet includes ATR aircraft, which are popular regional airliners with a capacity of 47 to 70 passengers.

  • ATR 42-500
  • Avro RJ85
  • ATR 72-500
  • BAe 146-100



Hub Airport

Sir Seretse Khama International Airport

The airline is based at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (IATA: GBE), which is located 9 mi north of downtown Gaborone, the main international airport of the capital city of Botswana. The airport handles both domestic and international traffic. Other airlines to fly to GBE include: Airlink, Air Namibia, Ethiopian Airlines, and Qatar Airways.



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