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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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Jan 21, 2022

The Covid crisis has had a profound impact on the aviation sector in Africa and these shifting sands have demanded resilience and have inspired new innovative approaches to ensure survival.

One airline famed for its innovation is South Africa's FlySafair and they have announced that they will launch their first service outside of South Africa’s borders on March 8 2022 with a two weekly service to the beautiful island of Mauritius.

Kirby Gordon joins me for this podcast and is full of optimism for the immediate future. 

Together, we discuss:

  • Why now is the right time to launch the Mauritius route and what is the passenger profile expected on the route
  • FlySafair's regional expansion plans. What does the airline look for from a potential airport/ destination partner?
  • FlySafair's approach to partnerships
  • Further innovations to add to the product mix. 

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