Regional Market Page Europe

About Lufthansa Consulting Europe


Europe is an increasingly challenging market for the aviation industry. A growing number of constraints such as additional taxes, a rising number of night curfews, changing customer behavior or growing competition mean that aviation businesses have to continuously update their strategy and efficiency to ensure sustainability. To support you in dealing with upcoming challenges, we keep track of the latest industry developments and continuously develop our service portfolio.

Lufthansa Consulting enjoys a strong market presence in our European home region and we have a long-standing track record of successfully completed project assignments. Although our focus is on the aviation industry - airport, airlines, investors and service providers are our key clients - we also serve adjacent industries such as tourism, logistics and other modes of transportation in elaborating customized solutions.

Please contact me to discuss your business venture.

Latest activities

  • 21 - 22 Nov 2017 , Helsinki, Finland

    Helsinki High Level Conference on Drones 2017

    The main European annual UAS conference takes place in Helsinki hosted by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

    The key players of UAV will meet for a two-day high level meeting. The agenda will include presentations and panel discussions by leading experts, policy makers and companies in the unmanned aviation community. The main topics are the development of UTM systems in Europe, new business models, regulation needs, safety, security and privacy.

    Meet Ingo Lueschen, Managing Consultant and Regulatory Affairs Lufthansa Group, at the conference.

  • 07 - 09 Nov 2017 , Paris, France

    Global Airport Development Forum

    The GAD Forum is the world's leading airport development and finance event. The forum offers excellent opportunities for networking with airport CEO's and is the largest gathering of airport leaders. The event also attracts strategic and financial investors in airport assets. The event offers a broad range of speeches giving insights into the issues which are currently influencing the industry.

    Dr. Andreas Kraus, Head of  Market Europe, will speak on 8th November at 15:15 about expectations of "Airports 2030"

    Mr Askhat Torshin, Permanent representative, Russia and CIS, will attend as a delegate. Lufthansa Consulting is Associate Sponsor at the GAD World 2017.

    GAD World website

  • Lufthansa Consulting with lead topic at World Routes 2017

    The airline consolidation in Europe and how airports can respond to this development will be the focus topic of Lufthansa Consulting’s delegation at the upcoming World Route Development Forum in Barcelona, Spain, from 23 – 26 September 2017. 

    The company's Associate Partner Dr. Andreas Kraus and his team of consultants welcome visitors to their exhibition stand PS7.306 and look forward to discussing their targeted approaches and competitive solutions with representatives of the aviation industry. 

    Airline consolidation has a strong impact on airports. Whereas short-term service interruptions harm the customer experience and an airport’s reputation, long-term effects are more severe: smaller gateways, in particular, risk losing prominent long-range services or even their hub status once a home carrier’s business model comes under pressure. At World Routes, we will discuss how airports can best react to the challenges of airline consolidation. Further key topics will include how to deal with fading air supply, how to support the establishment of replacement links in the short term and how to proactively extend business activities to new owners and new customer groups. The current turbulent times are demanding for top airport managers, as airports need to play a more active role in safeguarding their market position. This means having solid ‘what-if’ scenarios and mitigation strategies in place to anticipate changes in the airline provider portfolio.

    During the event the management consultants will provide an overview of their full range of competencies, products and services. They will share their proven expertise, which is particularly focused on airline and airport topics but also on issues in the fields of logistics, infrastructure and in industry-related areas.

  • 12 - 15 Sep 2017 , Husum, Germany

    Husum Wind

    The Husum Wind Fair presents the newest cutting-edge technology, the variety and the innovative power of the German wind energy industry. The exhibition includes the whole value chain of the sector, starting from turbine manufacturers, over operators and insurance companies to service providers and offshore specialists. All in all over 650 exhibitors and around 18 000 visitors are expected to attend in order to learn about renewable energy, offshore wind practices and grid integration. The 2017 agenda will include current political and technical topics such as the tendering process, maintenance concepts and repowering. Another highlight are the helicopter excursions to actual offshore wind farms in the North Sea. Moreover North Rhine-Westphalia, which is the business base of many suppliers and one of the leading states in the expansion of wind energy, will be the partner state of the trade fair.

    Meet the Lufthansa Aerial Services team at the fair to discuss how UAV solutions enhance safety and efficiency in wind turbine inspections.

  • 19 - 20 Jun 2017 , Berlin, Germany

    Annual meeting of German Industry Association

    The annual meeting of the German Industry Association is set in the classical ambience of Berlin’s concert hall. It unites current issues in domestic politics, international perspectives and corporate experience.

    The conference is renowned as the most important assembly of German Industry featuring speeches by German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, global innovators, scientists and entrepreneurs. In addition, several companies will participate in an exhibition dealing with recent technological developments and innovations. The event provides many opportunities for exchange of ideas and discussions concerning trends in the industry 4.0 and digitalization. The focus is on the most disruptive and promising changes which will have a crucial influence on global competition.

    Dr. Andreas Kraus, Partner responsible for Europe, will represent Lufthansa Consulting at the conference. 


Airport marketing and route development to the Russian and CIS markets

German airport

Airport marketing efforts on behalf of the German Airport and a tailored route study convince targeted Russian airline to commence services from the German airport to Russia and CIS.

Market entry strategy

Portuguese charter airline

The charter airline required support in entering the scheduled commercial aviation market. The Lufthansa Consulting team analyzed the market, facilitated cooperation with a major scheduled carrier and recommended a commercial and fleet plan.

Fuel procedures and policy review

Airline in United Kingdom

Fuel policies and procedures were evaluated and benchmarked against best practice to identify potential fuel saving initiatives. The recommended implementation program promises considerable yield savings.