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||Gaborone||Sir Seretse Khama International 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|
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.
Air Botswana accepts only one piece of hand luggage per customer. There is a weight limit of 7 kg for carry-on baggage.
Online check-in is not currently available.
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.
Air Botswana Economy Class is the airline's only cabin class.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The airline’s fleet includes ATR aircraft, which are popular regional airliners with a capacity of 47 to 70 passengers.
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.