Air Botswana to form handling company

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According to the carrier, plans are afoot to cut over 50% of its staff.

This is a part of the carrier's bigger strategy to reduce its debt levels. The airline, which currently boasts three aircraft, has not made a profit in over a decade. A contributory factor has been the high cost of aircraft maintenance and to date, the government has been unsuccessful in finding a buyer for the airline.

Ground handling service is at present provided by a third party handler but Air Botswana sees savings in the formation of its own handling entity. A little over 200 staff are envisaged after the cuts but the carrier stressed that most of the laid off personnel would be re-employed by the new handling company.





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Wishing BP and its employees much success in this endeavour. Thank you Alwyn for reporting this story; I shall follow in GHI.
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