AIR BOTSWANA DENIES SUSPENSION OF MAUN-CAPE ROUTE
Air Botswana has refuted allegations that it has had to suspend its newly launched Maun-Capetown route following a heavy landing of their aircraft that allegedly resulted in one of the windows popping out.
The national airline’s Assistant Communications Manager, Thabiso Leshoai, this week denied allegations that suggested that the aircraft crash landed in Capetown as he said it had been routed through Johannesburg. “The flight in question was BP 211 from Maun to Johannesburg and not BP 232 from Maun to Capetown as reported in some media. It was a BAE 146 jet and not an ATR as reported,” he said.
Leshoai further denied that the window popped out upon landing. “What happened instead was a minor shattering of the outside screen which did not even pose any imminent danger or threat to either passengers or crew or compromise landing in any way. As a precaution however, the crew requested for an emergency landing to ensure the safety of our passengers.”
DTC HOLDS VENDORS’ DAY
DTC International will be holding a Vendors Day on the 21st June 2012 at the Botswana Bureau of Standards complex starting at 07H00.
Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Dr Ponatshego Kedikilwe, will be the Guest of Honor at the event.
The purpose of the Vendor’s Day, according to organisers, is to highlight the wide array of possible opportunities open to Botswana-based businesses as a result of the migration of the DTC’s aggregation and sales operations to Gaborone. Furthermore, the event is expected to also provide exhibitors with the facility to promote their products and services directly to De Beers’ Group companies, joint venture companies, Sightholders, brokers and individual staff members. Vendors’ Day is for Botswana-based and owned businesses
The Minister along with The Chief Executive Office of DTC, Varda Shine, will attend the Vendors Day at 13H45 after the Botswana Diamond Manufacturing Association (BDMA) Pitso that will be taking place at The Grand Palm in the morning.