CIVIL AVIATION REGULATION (REFORM)
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1. Short title and commencement
3. When body corporate may be deemed to be effectively controlled by a person
4. When air service provider may be deemed to be owned by national
5. Limitation on equity ownership
Domestic and international air routes
6. Domestic air transport licence
7. Effect of air transport licence
8. Licensing of air routes after exclusivity period, etc.
9. Air Botswana to be sole designated airline during exclusivity period
Tariff cap mechanism
10. Increases in maximum tariff
11. Licensee may charge less than maximum tariff
12. Application of tariff cap mechanism
13. Monitoring compliance with the Act
15. Offences and penalties
Act 15, 2003.
An Act to reform the regulation of scheduled air transport services
[Date of Assent: 27th August, 2003]
[Date of Commencement: On Notice]
Preliminary (ss 1-5)
This Act may be cited as the Civil Aviation Regulation (Reform) Act, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by Order published in the Gazette, appoint.
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires -
"Air Botswana" means Air Botswana as registered under the Companies Act;
"air transport licence" means a licence issued by the Regulator, granting an operator the authority to carry passengers, mail or cargo, by air, for hire or reward, on such scheduled air transport services, and subject to such conditions, as may be specified in the licence;
"closing date" means the date when all or part of Air Botswana's equity is first owned by a person other than the Government;
"exclusivity period" means the period commencing on the closing date and ending on the fifth anniversary of the closing date;
"IATA" means the International Air Transport Association;
"Independent Regulator" means the independent body responsible for the economic regulation of civil aviation, that may be established;
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