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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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Mar 16, 2024

Welcome to the sixth edition of AviaDev Insight Africa’s Connectivity update, the podcast offering insight into the new route developments in Africa, hosted by Jon Howell, CEO and Founder of AviaDev Africa.

This month's guests are Sean Mendis, aviation consultant, and Tatenda Karuwa, journalist, Simple Flying:

Together, we discussed:

Air Peace to London Gatwick

fastjet increasing the frequency of their Vic Falls - Kruger route

ASKY AIRLINES restarting operations in Niger after ECOWAS lifted sanctions.

RwandAir's suspension of their Mumbai route

CemAir (Pty)Ltd's launch of Mala Mala from Johannesburg

Uganda's intention to join SAATM

South African Airways' decision to make Port Elizabeth a year-round service

Ethiopian Airlines order of 20 x 777Xs

The rumour mill...


00:00 Introduction

02:03 Airpeace launch to London Gatwick

12:06 Fastjet increasing Vic Falls Kruger frequency

27:50 ASKY restarts operations in Niger

33:03 RwandAir suspends Mumbai route

38:38 Indigo's Impact on India to East Africa Market

40:22 Cemair Launches Mala Mala from Johannesburg

42:02 Uganda's Intention to Join SAATM

46:44 SAA Makes Port Elizabeth a Year-Round Service

50:30 Ethiopian Airlines Orders 20 777Xs

56:15 Nigerian Government Instructs Foreign Airlines to Reduce Prices

57:12 Emirates' Potential Return to Nigeria

01:00:21 Uganda's Intention to Sign on to SAATM

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