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Sunday 26 April 2015

CAA Botswana

The Botswana Government through Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) has embarked on major airport developments around the country so as to develop and grow the industry in Botswana.



Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana

Airport developments

These developments are being carried out at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, Maun, Francistown and Kasane International Airports. The developments will enable the airports to handle wide bodied aircraft and cater for the expected increase in air travel for both passenger and cargo.


Francistown International Airport
Construction of the Francistown International Airport commenced in July 2008 and it was completed in August 2011 with the approved project cost of P562 Million. The state-ofthe- art airport is operational.



Facts about the Airport:
• The Terminal building is designed for the traffic forecast up to 2025.
• On the Typical peak hour, the passenger building is designed to handle 99 domestic arrivals and departures and 127

  International Arrivals and Departures (each).
• The building also has CIP (Commercially

• Important Person) lounges in both Domestic and International Departures lounges, and a VIP Lounge in addition.

• The terminal building provides for car rentals, restaurants and a few shops. It also houses all the CAAB offices on the 

   mezzanine floor. The building is provided with state-of-the-art Flight Information Display system, conveyor belt, airline check 

   in desks, and Public Address system.
• No of Offices: 67
• Sizes of Aircraft to land: Boeing 737 or equivalent class aircrafts




Sir Seretse Khama International Airport

Sir Seretse Khama International Airport Phase two of Sir Seretse Khama International Airport is still under construction and is anticipated to be completed by early 2012.



Facts about the Airport:
• Typical peak hour passenger capacity - 976
• Runway (length width) - 4km capable of
   accommodating Boeing 747 or equivalent class aircrafts. Including full length parallel taxiway
• Cargo Apron - B747 or equivalent class aircrafts.
• Upon completion, the terminal building will provide for car rentals, restaurants and a few shops. It also houses all the CAAB 

   and airline offices.
• The building also has two CIP lounges and a VIP lounge.



Maun International Airport
Construction of a 3700m Runway commenced mid-2011 and 2800m is complete and is ready for operation. The terminal building and related airside works will follow in 2012.




The airport will be open to both domestic and international traffic, and mainly serves as the gateway for tourists visiting the world famous Okavango Delta. Upon completion, Maun International Airport will cater for typical peak hour passenger capacity of 637. The airport will accommodate Boeing 737 or equivalent class aircrafts.