Botswana: impact of brain-drain on aviation industry

The face of brain-drain: “I found this document the other day at the Air Botswana check-in counter at the recently renamed O.R. Tambo International Airport, Jo'burg. It reads: “NOTICE TO AIR BOTSWANA PASSENGERS & STAKEHOLDERS
Air Botswana apologises sincerely to passengers who are affected by the current disruption to its services. This temporary situation is caused by factors relating to flight crew. In common with many airlines in Africa and elsewhere, Air Botswana has experienced a loss of pilots, whose skills have been recruited by carriers in the Middle East and Asia where the civil aviation industry is growing rapidly. This has resulted in a diminished capacity to maintain a full timetable for services, necessitating a rescheduling of some flights.”

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