Last Updated
Friday 24 October 2014, 13:00 pm.
Bad weather forces six aircraft to land in Gaborone

Gaborone skies were this week congested with large aircraft from neighbouring South Africa from where they were diverted due to bad weather.
By Staff Writer Thu 10 Oct 2013, 20:48 pm (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Bad weather forces six aircraft to land in Gaborone








Six aircraft belonging to different airlines had to be diverted to Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (SSKIA) on Monday evening due to bad weather at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.  The planes, which were of various sizes, had to refuel at SSKIA while they awaited the improvement of the weather in Johannesburg 276 kilometres away by air but 400 kilometres away by road.

Said Modipe Nkwe, the Public Affairs Manager at Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana: "The flights were diverted to SSKIA due to bad weather in Johannesburg. This is a normal operational procedure in cases where flights cannot land at their planned destinations for whatever reason.

"They will land or be diverted to an alternative airport. In most cases, such as this one, the diversions are weather related. While on the ground, the aircraft will refuel and later proceed to land at the planned destination when the weather improves." He added that in such situations, the on-board passengers remain in their seats.

There are 20 flights between Gaborone and South Africa on a daily basis, the shortest being Johannesburg, which takes only 45 minutes.

The Ministry of Transport has been holding talks with other airlines to open routes between Gaborone and other destinations but very few have opened so far.



News
Fri 24 Oct 2014, 13:00 pm
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 17:09 pm
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 16:37 pm
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 16:38 pm
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 16:37 pm
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 16:43 pm
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 16:46 pm
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 16:59 pm
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 16:59 pm
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 17:06 pm
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 17:09 pm
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 17:15 pm
Wed 22 Oct 2014, 17:26 pm
Wed 22 Oct 2014, 16:52 pm
Wed 22 Oct 2014, 16:55 pm
Wed 22 Oct 2014, 17:00 pm
Wed 22 Oct 2014, 17:02 pm
Wed 22 Oct 2014, 17:05 pm
Wed 22 Oct 2014, 17:10 pm
Wed 22 Oct 2014, 17:13 pm
Wed 22 Oct 2014, 17:17 pm
Wed 22 Oct 2014, 17:23 pm
Tue 21 Oct 2014, 18:04 pm
Tue 21 Oct 2014, 17:28 pm
Tue 21 Oct 2014, 17:32 pm
Exchange Rates
FOREIGN EXCHANGE: Thursday, 23 Oct 2014
FOREIGN / PULA
PULA / FOREIGN
1 USD = Pula   9.1408
1 GBP = Pula   14.6843
1 EUR = Pula   11.5607
1 YEN = Pula   0.0853
1 ZAR = Pula   0.8306
1 Pula = USD   0.1094
1 Pula = GBP   0.0681
1 Pula = EUR   0.0865
1 Pula = YEN   11.73
1 Pula = ZAR   1.2039
Banner Image
Stock Exchange
STOCK EXCHANGE: Thursday, 23 Oct 2014
DOMESTIC STOCKS
ABCH
716
BARCLAYS
374
BIHL
1137
CHOBE
420
CHOPPIES
415
CRESTA
89
ENGEN
1000
FNBB
360
FSG
235
FURNMART
230
G4S
375
LETLOLE
215
LETSHEGO
275
NAP
217
OLYMPIA
20
PRIMETIME
249
RDCP
203
SECHABA
2800
SEFALANA
910
STANCHART
1250
TURNSTAR
200
WIL
300
IMARA
210
  • Previous
    Snowpiercer Poster
    Next
    Masa Centre
    ::: Friday 24 Oct - Thursday 30 Oct :::
    Snowpiercer
    Brick Mansions
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    This Is Where I Leave You
    The Equalizer
  • Previous
    Brick Mansions Poster
    Next
    Riverwalk
    ::: Friday 24 Oct - Thursday 30 Oct :::
    Brick Mansions
    Snowpiercer
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    This Is Where I Leave You
  • Previous
    Brick Mansions Poster
    Next
    Gamecity
    ::: Friday 24 Oct - Thursday 30 Oct :::
    Brick Mansions
    Snowpiercer
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    This Is Where I Leave You
    Dracula Untold
    The Equalizer