Mack Air

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Mack Air


Okavango enthusiasts, Lara and Stuart Mackay, launched Mack Air in 1994 in a humid rustic shack with a single six-seater Cessna 206 constituting their fleet. In 1996, Lutz Gottschalk was employed as the first pilot. By 1998, the company had a small team of pilots making regular flights into the Okavango Delta.

From these humble beginnings, we have grown to become one of the most advanced air charter companies in Southern Africa. Operating in northern Botswana for over 25 years, Mack Air has intimate knowledge of the country and can access any runway. This is courtesy of its versatile, diverse fleet of over 24 aircraft, 35 pilots, and a staff complement of over 110 personnel.

Mack Air prides itself on its reputation for offering reliable, efficient, and personable service, from take-off all the way through to landing. Safety is our priority and we ensure our passengers are well taken care of at all times. To further secure our passengers, we implemented a fleet-enhancement programme in 2018.
We took delivery of 17 brand new Cessna Grand Caravan EX’s with state-of-the-art G1000Nxi Avionics, providing benefits like smooth flight control, air-conditioned cabins, and high-resolution glass displays.

Alongside the upgrade of our fleet, we also completed construction of our first hangar and began a partnership with Absolute Aviation Group, a major South African Approved Maintenance Operation. Our partnership contributes to our goal of upholding safety, efficiency, and passenger comfort. This is due to the Absolute Service Centre’s representation of Textron Aviation Products as well as its position as the only authorised Beechcraft and Cessna maintenance facility in southern and central Africa. Our growth has picked up even more momentum since then, as evidenced by the opening of our second hangar this year!

In addition to providing world-class service to our commercial and airline partners, travel agents, camps, and lodges, we offer a truly memorable journey to our passengers. Mack Air pilots undergo an exceptionally rigorous selection process. They are in a league of their own and have an impeccable safety record.
Not only that, they’re also skilled storytellers. Passengers will be on the edge of their seats as their pilot shares the story of the land below them, as Africa unfolds before their eyes – the journey of a lifetime!

So come along, book your scenic flight with MACK AIR - flying at a different level....

This place offers the following activities

  • Close to Shopping Centres
  • Fixed Wing Scenic Flights
  • Game Viewing

This place will accept the following methods of payment

  • Bank (online banking)Transfer
  • Bank Guaranteed Cheque