<p style="text-align: justify;">Mar 29, 2017: Air Botswana seeks to settle a dispute with the Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) over what it claims are excessive charges for landing fees and passenger service levies.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The state-owned carrier has reportedly asked CAAB to justify the BWP5.1 million pula (USD500,556) being claimed for 2014.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The carrier argues CAAB had computed the fees based on load sheets and the numbers of passengers on each flight without adjusting for transit passengers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Officials from either side have met and discussions are ongoing, say reports.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The carrier is in the midst of a privatization drive with government currently considering proposals from seventeen parties interested in partnering the airline.</p>