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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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Oct 6, 2021

On 30th September, Etihad, the Abu Dhabi based international airline announced that they will be launching 3 new routes to the African continent.

Starting in November, the airline will begin serving Cape Town, Johannesburg and Zanzibar. 

In this episode, we are going to discover why these routes were chosen, how Etihad views Africa as an opportunity and how it views cooperation with airline partners in the sun-Saharan region.

To do this, I was joined by Javier Alija, the Head of Network Planning and alliances at Etihad. 

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