Regional Market Africa

About Lufthansa Consulting Africa

Traditionally the most active region for Lufthansa Consulting, Africa remains full of opportunities in the aviation business. Be it the creation of a new airline for passenger and/or cargo traffic, the turnaround of an existing airline, a privatization project, the improvement of an airport, the experts of Lufthansa Consulting can help you. We are recognized for our high quality services and exemplary respect of the highest ethical and professional standards of aviation consulting on the continent. We are active members of many international aviation associations and in particular very active with AFRAA (Aviation Suppliers and Stakeholders Convention - ).

As responsible for Central, West and North Africa, I am available to meet you at your convenience to discuss any potential project.

Latest activities

  • 12 - 14 Nov 2017 , Kigali,Rwanda


    The African Airlines Association Annual General Assembly is the biggest aviation Summit in Africa and will be attended airline delegates, civil aviation authorities, airport companies, air navigation services providers as well as aircraft and engine manufacturers, component suppliers, and many other service providers. The event will discuss issues on the development of air transport in Africa in general and development opportunities for African airlines in particular. Air transport in Africa is an economic bridge – linking people, goods and capital to markets and industries and integrating the vast continent.

    In addition to statutory Assembly matters to be discussed, there will be exhibitions of products, solutions and latest technologies in aviation by reputable service providers from across the world. Further, the Assembly also provides quality time and opportunity for networking and business meetings among African airlines, industry partners and service providers.

    Bruno Boucher, Associate Partner and Head of Africa West, Central and North will moderate the panel: “How can Africa tackle the challenge of high industry costs?”

  • 19 - 23 Sep 2017 , Montréal, Canada


    The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be hosting the Second Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Symposium from 19th to 21st September, and the DRONE ENABLE, ICAO’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Industry Symposium from 22nd to 23rd September, at ICAO Headquarters in Montréal, Canada.

    Licensing authorities, training facilities, regulators and the industry will get the opportunity to exchange ideas and share best practices for the further development of an RPAS regulatory framework, at the Second Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Symposium.

    While the DRONE ENABLE, ICAO’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Industry Symposium will serve as a platform to share research, best practices and lessons learned related to unmanned aircraft system traffic management systems (UTM) between states, international organizations, industry, academia and other stakeholders.

    Bruno Boucher, Head of UAV Consulting and Head of Market Africa West, North and Central will attend both events in Montréal.

  • Lufthansa Consulting in Africa Wings: The top five ancillary revenue practices

    Is your airline aware of the best ways to gain ancillary revenues? Our experienced Senior Consultants Esther Samtlebe and Karel Sucha have written an article answering to this question entitled “Ancillary revenues – The top five practices that every airline should know about”, published in the latest Africa Wings edition, the official magazine of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA).

    The estimate of ancillary revenues for airlines worldwide in 2016 amounts to 67.4 billion USD. After a recent Lufthansa Consulting study has shown that whether legacy, low-cost or hybrid carriers are not able to fully utilize this enormous source of revenues, it is obvious that airlines have to optimize their current practices. You can read the full story in our download section.

  • 17 - 18 Jul 2017 , Abuja, Nigeria

    Remotely Piloted Aircraft Symposium

    The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Symposium, hosted by the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Transportation, will provide a unique opportunity for states, international organizations and stakeholders to share experience in regard to remotely piloted operations. The event provides a platform to discuss challenges that have to be overcome and current regulations that need to be complied with in order to fully integrate drone operations into the civil aviation system. With a focus on Africa and the Indian Ocean recent technologies and innovations will be showcased and reviewed. The symposium will consist of speeches, panel sessions and exhibitions dealing with this new sector of the aviation industry.

    Meet Bruno Boucher, Associate Partner and Market Leader of Africa North, West and Central, at the conference.

  • 06 Jul 2017 , Berlin, Germany

    The German-African Business Dinner

    The German-African Business Association will host a dinner to highlight and emphasize the growing importance of German- African business relations. The foreign trade association is representing German companies and institutions with an interest in Africa. It is promoting the exchange of German and African political and business interests and opportunities. The event will take place in the historic Mosaic Hall on the premises of Siemens AG in Berlin- Siemensstadt. International guests from the realms of politics and business will gather together with African Ambassadors under the slogan “African Rhapsody”.  The dinner provides a unique platform for discussions and dialogue about the successful involvement of German business in Africa.

    Meet Bruno Boucher, Associate Partner and Head of the African Market, at the dinner.


Preparation and implementation of an airport concession

Airports in the Republic of the Congo

To ensure a professional management of the airports Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire and Ollombo Lufthansa Consulting provided comprehensive support to the Government of the Republic of the Congo to identify a strategic partner for the airport concession

Successful start-up support for national carrier

African national carrier

A solid business plan and hands-on implementation support got an airline from the drawing board to the runway in just 1½ years. Applying the expertise in every airline area, finance, commercial and operations, the airline was set up based on European standards. Long-term on-site support enabled the airline to achieve growth and serve both regional and international routes.

Development of airports financial model

West African airport company

Capital and operational expenditure assessment and criteria for a balanced approach to infrastructure upgrade and capacity increase for the development of a financial model of the airport company. Air traffic forecast to derive minimum investment essential to comply with aviation safety and security requirements as well as capacity enhancement to ensure efficiency and service quality.