Wilderness confirms interest in bid for Air Botswana

Wilderness Holdings has confirmed that it submitted an Expression of Interest in the privatisation of Air Botswana in response to a public invitation from the Botswana Government in February, but says there has been no further progress to date.

This was revealed in the audited provisional announcement of the group’s consolidated financial results for the 2017 financial year.

According to Reuters, Botswana’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Kitso Mokaila confirmed that 17 companies had declared their interest in Air Botswana, but did not name the companies. Comair confirmed said it would be submitting an Expression of Interest earlier this year.