Air Botswana has acquired two former CityLine Avro RJ85s to replace its two BAe 146-100s. The first, D-AVRP (msn E2303) was rolled out at Lelystad on 9 August wearing a revised company color scheme that also incorporates the Brand Botswana logo of the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC). She had been in storage at Köln since May, when she was withdrawn from service. She is due to become A2-ABG on delivery. The second RJ85 for the airline will be D-AVRQ (msn E2304), which is also in storage at Köln, having been withdrawn from service in early July. Air Botswana has two 146s, but only A2-ABF (msn E1160) is currenly service, while A2-ABD (msn E1101) is in storage at Gaborone.
Recent news items on Air Botswana:
- Former Air Botswana BAe 146 parted out (2018-01-06)
- Ex Air Botswana Avro RJ85 airframe donated to non-profit (2017-09-30)
- Air Botswana BAe 146 ferried to the Philippines (2017-08-26)
- Air Botswana Avro RJ85s to be parted out (2016-08-06)
- Air Botswana puts its 146s up for auction (2015-05-22)