270. The December AviaDev Insight Connectivity Update. A deep dive into air route developments on the African continent, with Sean Mendis, independent aviation consultant and Behramjee Ghadially, Aviation Consultant

AviaDev Insight Africa

04-12-2023 • 1 hr 3 mins

This episode is the third of a new format that focuses on sub-Saharan African air route development, with a specific focus on routes that are due to start or cease in the next quarter.

My guests for this podcast are:

Aviation consultant, analyst and commentator, Sean Mendis, who brings over 20 years of experience in the industry, including stints managing airports, commercial airlines, and also cargo airlines in Africa and the Middle East.

Behramjee Ghadially, an aviation consultant with over 20 years of experience (9 of which has been in Africa) supporting airlines globally with their network planning and strategy.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Airlink moving to daily Malawi from mid December, whilst SAA has announced they are pulling out.

  • Etihad's Abu-Dhabi to Nairobi service and why Etihad has a small footprint compared to the other Middle Eastern carriers

  • FlyNamibia to launch Luanda, Maun and Victoria Falls in 2024

  • Jambojet launching Mombasa-Zanzibar with a dash 8

  • TAAG Angola increasing Sao Paulo frequencies

  • flydubai ordering 787s and what this means for Africa

  • ET's Dubai Airshow orders and how they plan to deploy the aircraft

  • SAA to launch Gqeberha from Johannesburg

Rumour Mill

  • Malawi Airlines adds an ex-asky 737-700. Will we finally see the new routes they have been teasing for months?
  • Madagascar Airlines. What’s next there?
  • Emirates back to Nigeria. Anytime soon?
  • Air Tanzania to start USA

Did we miss a route? Let me know Email Jon

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