#AviaDevAfrica PODCAST: Introducing the Africa Connectivity Update


(Posted 19th September 2023)


The AviaDev Insight Africa Connectivity Update is the first podcast to focus on sub-Saharan African air route development, with a specific focus on routes that are due to start or cease in the next quarter. We also have a rumour mill section focusing on those routes that could be on the horizon.


My guest for this podcast is 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.


In this episode, we cover:


Upcoming New Routes in next quarter:

Safair to Maputo (4x week), Livingstone (4x week), Harare (daily) and Victoria Falls (3x week) (early October).
ASKY to Nairobi (01 October) (3x week) and has recently launched Luanda (3x week)
Uganda Airlines to Lagos (3xweek) (19th October) / Mumbai (7th October) (3xweek)
Flynas from Riyadh and Jeddah 3 x weekly each starting in October
Air Peace to Jeddah via Kano from October

Other routes announced:

Flydubai to Mombasa in January (4 x weekly)
Brussels Airlines to Nairobi next summer (6 x weekly) and daily on Kigali

Rumour Mill:

Emirates to return to Nigeria
United Nigeria Airlines gets designation to the US, UK, Netherlands and elsewhere
Uganda Airlines to Saudi Arabia
Malawi teasing Kigali, Pemba and Nampula

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