Air Botswana board chairman, Nigel Dixon-Warren, has said the airline is in need of technical expertise to have it up and running as per international standards.
The airline has been saddled with substandard services, year after year losses, delayed flights, amongst other challenges.
“We have seen it needful to outsource management consultant because we don’t have the expertise needed,” said Dixon-Warren. The airline flighted an advert looking for aviation management consulting companies to tender for provision of consultancy services of certain areas of AB operations.
He said the airline has faced serious challenges following the failed privatization efforts of 2004 and 2008.
It is the board’s expectation that, through outsourcing management consultancy services, the long standing operations problems will be addressed.
Information reaching The Sunday Standard shows that the airline is in need of serious assistance in the areas of technology solutions to leverage world class available solutions for enhanced efficiency in addition to revenue management to respond to rapidly changing industry challenges.
Help is also needed in marketing and partnership management to enhance AB capacity to form meaningful alliances with other carriers in addition to cargo management to assist in the development of cargo capacity using the new cargo terminal, which has been unused since its finalization in 2007.
Dixon-Warren said the consultant is expected to make recommendations in the next 6-12 months.