AviaDev in detail

In 2016, AviaDev Africa was the only dedicated air service development event for Africa, that took place on the African continent.

The event is focused on building air connectivity between African nations, and also connecting Africa to the World. We facilitate this process via pre-arranged meetings, interactive workshops, an exhibition and networking events. 

The event takes place alongside AHIF (Africa Hotel Investment Forum), offering the opportunity for the aviation and hospitality industries to build a co-ordinated approach to tourism development on the continent



pre-arranged meetings completed in 2016


of attending airlines were African


Attendees came from Africa


of Africa’s 5 largest airlines attended (largest by number of passengers carried)

Benefits for:


To meet with multiple airlines to forge new relationships and discuss new and existing routes. To meet with partner airports and discuss the performance of current and potential routes.  Gather educational insight via the workshops and conference programme and understand how the decisions of the hotel investment community impact on route development


To take high level route development meetings with new or current partner airports, with a view to developing your network. Mingle with the hotel investment community with a view to understanding their development plans


To meet with potential partners and exhibit products/services

Tourism Authorities

To support your country’s airline/airport development by participating in the route development meetings

Networking Receptions

Networking is the pinnacle to the conference, AviaDev merges networking receptions with attendees from the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) offer an opportunity to meet potential new business partners and reestablish old acquaintances.