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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.

Mar 23, 2022

This podcast was recorded on location at ACI Africa in Mombasa 16th March 2022. 

Joining me is Namory Camara, the new Managing Director of SOGEAC (the Airports Company of Guinea). 

in the podcast we discuss:

✈️ Mory's aviation career to date

✈️ Top priorities for Guinea's aviation development

✈️ Route...


Mar 21, 2022

My special guest for this episode is none other than the Cabinet Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism and Conservation, Republic of Kenya, Honourable Najib Balala.

This episode was recorded at the beautiful Vipingo Hills Golf Club to the North of Mombasa. Minister Balala and I have spoken together on numerous conference...


Mar 17, 2022

This episode is a 2 parter recorded on location in Mombasa, Kenya, during the ACI Africa conference. 

between 8-10 May 2022, AFRAA will host its stakeholders' convention in Nairobi in partnership with Kenya Airways. 

We first hear from Mr Berthe, Secretary General of AFRAA (African Airlines Association) and we...


Mar 7, 2022

On 9th March 2022, Eswatini Air will welcome its first aircraft to the Kingdom, an Embraer ERJ 145. 

I am joined by Xavier Masule, Commercial Director and together we discuss:

  • The ownership structure and mandate of the airline
  • The passenger mix. Is the focus on business or tourism traffic?
  • Fleet plans. Why did the...