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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.

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Feb 27, 2019

In this episode, Karel and I discuss ancillary revenues and just how important they are to airlines globally. 

Could a renewed focus on ancillary revenues be the key to airline profitability in Africa? We run through a real-life example where an airline changed its approach.

This presentation can be downloaded through...

Feb 20, 2019

In this episode, Rick and I explore the MICE sector in Africa.

Rick has been involved in setting up convention bureaus across Africa and putting the continent on the global map as a suitable location for meetings and conventions. 

Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions are a rich source of income for...

Feb 19, 2019

In this episode, I speak to Harrison about a recent report that he submitted to the Zambian Government regarding the project. 

We talk funding, fleet, partnerships, network and ultimately pose the question "Will the project deliver a net benefit for Zambia?"

Feb 15, 2019

Anthony has been working in the aviation fuel industry for 10 years, 6 of which in Africa, and recently delivered his MBA dissertation focused on the viability of biofuels in Africa.

Whilst aviation accounts for around 2% of global emissions, the proportion may increase as the industry grows and we explore biofuels as a...

Feb 11, 2019

This episode complements a report produced exclusively for AviaDev, available now via the website, 

We discuss the relative merits of privatization, consolidation and collaboration and the infrastructure conundrum: "build it and they will come or wait for the demand to...