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AviaDev Insight is the first podcast dedicated to the African aviation industry.

We bring prominent industry voices to the table to establish the "ground truth" in an informal and candid fashion.

The podcast was created by Jon Howell, Founder and Managing Director of AviaDev Africa, Africa's premier event dedicated to developing air connectivity.

Jul 27, 2018

In this episode, I take my medicine and visit the doctor to understand which African airlines need surgery. What is behind the obsession with operating a national carrier in Africa and is SAATM being undermined by recent fifth freedom grants? Are Ethiopian Airlines going to be the 500lb gorilla in the room?


Jul 6, 2018

In this episode, I speak to the author of the much-heralded report commissioned in 2014 by IATA to understand the benefits of liberalization. The report shows the wider economic benefits of a liberalised African sky, but implementation has been slow. We discuss these issues and more


Jun 27, 2018

In this episode, I talk to Martin about the catalytic impact air services have on a destination and how non-traditional stakeholders can get involved in the process. The economic impact of a new air service is far-reaching and we hope to bring more non-traditional stakeholders to the negotiating table. 


Jun 19, 2018

This interview was recorded on June 14th during AviaDev Africa 2018 in Cape Town. Raphael Kuuchi, Vice President for Africa, IATA was interviewed by Ato Girma Wake, Former CEO of Ethiopian Airlines and Former Chairman of RwandAir. Raphael received the Ato Girma Wake award for an outstanding contribution to route...


Jun 18, 2018

This episode was recorded live during the AviaDev Africa 2018 conference in Cape Town. The Managing Director of AviaDev, Jon Howell, interviewed Nico live on stage covering subjects from ticket distribution to fleet planning, traffic rights and everything in between.