Kalahari Airways (Garborone, Botswana) is a new paper airline that wants to fly from Cape Town to London (Gatwick) via a short stop at its Garborone base. The prospective airline is attempting to obtain funding in order to secure three former QANTAS Airways Boeing 747-400s.
British Airways had previously dropped the route due to insufficient traffic.
Kalahari would also like to fly to New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong!
The new airline prospective is named after the Kalahari Desert which is a large semi-arid sandy savannah in southern Africa which extends 350,000 square miles (900,000 square kilometers), covering much of present day Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa.
The new airline has put out this statement:
Kalahari Airways will offer direct flights to and from London, Cape Town, and Gaborone, thus avoiding long transit delays through Johannesburg. Our passengers will be able to save time and avoid the additional stress of going through additional security checks and changing flights at Johannesburg.
The emphasis will be on attracting business and tourist passengers to Botswana. Marketing and discounting of fares will ensure every flight is fully booked. Our passengers will experience a far shorter travel time to London, Gaborone, and Cape Town.
All of our flights will originate in Cape Town, South Africa or London Gatwick and will stop for 30 minutes en-route at Gaborone in Botswana.
Boeing 747-400 super luxury with full business class layout is at your service.
World-class operations and management teams with extensive experience have brought some of the best talent available to this quality and service oriented airline.