Regional Market Russia
The Russian Federation stands out as a high-growth region for the aviation industry even among the BRIC countries with promising opportunities and challenges for all stakeholders. Lufthansa Consulting clients include airlines, airports and aviation authorities as well as related industries such as ground handling companies, cargo terminal operators, aircraft manufacturers and financial institutions. Our experts, including Russian speakers, are ready to assist you and find solutions to match your aviation business needs. Our clients range from global network airlines to medium size and small regional carriers, large aviation hubs and small regional airports. We look forward to working with you.
The Russian aviation market is currently undergoing a major transformation. After a period of unfavorable economic and political influences last year the passenger numbers at Russian airports finally recorded slight increases in 2016, in the course of gradual modernization and an economical revival. Against this background the Aircraft Finance and Lease Russia & CIS event, set on 26 April 2017 in Moscow, will cover the issues of aviation finance, aircraft and engine lease and fleet modernization for Russian and CIS airlines.
Lufthansa Consulting will support the sponsorship at the conference and, in addition, Hanns Marienfeld, Managing Consultant at Lufthansa Consulting, will lead a panel discussion on possible developments in the Russian regional air transport market. Several delegates from local airlines as well as a representative of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation will participate in the panel session. The debate will deal with new business strategies adjusted to current market situations, a unique selling position for the Russian market and with general financial and tax issues. The aim of the discussion is to work out the most important challenges and opportunities that may appear for the industry players in a global context.
The financial circumstances are the key factor for growth and cooperation with foreign investors in Russia. The foundation for future collaborations might be positioned with an effective and constructive discussion about contribution perspectives. After all, the latest trends in regard to the aviation development in Russia are promising.
The event is annually held in Moscow and dedicated entirely to cover the issues of aviation finance, aircraft and engine lease and fleet modernization for the Russian & CIS airlines. This year is in total the 9th international conference and it takes place at the InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya Hotel.
In 2016, more than 180 representatives of aviation, finance, banking and business spheres took part in the conference to discuss crucial questions in aircraft finance and lease. The conference agenda reflects the latest trends of the air transport industry in Russia, which is currently undergoing a major transformation.
Lufthansa Consulting gives its sponsorship support to the event and Managing Consultant Hanns Marienfeld will host a panel session.
Digital transformation is of rising importance for the aviation industry. To keep up with increasing passenger demands, airlines and airports urgently need to expand their customer offerings with regard to digital services. Consequently, it is one of the main topics at this year’s Passenger Terminal Expo & Conference in Amsterdam from 14 -16 March, dealing with the most recent issues and innovations of the aviation business. Senior Consultant Georg Baust will represent Lufthansa Consulting at this event and will give a speech entitled “Don’t adapt, innovate – increase customer experience with digital transformation”.
In order to stay competitive it is key for airlines and airports to adjust to technological developments. As the customer journey and experience should always be the main focus of a successful business, an orientation towards customer needs and habits is essential. Nowadays, those needs are mostly influenced by the use of digital media. The task for airlines and airports is to create possibilities and solutions to embrace the potential of digitalization.
For instance, Lufthansa Consulting supported and accompanied the implementation of wireless internet connection to passenger-owned devices and inflight internet connectivity on long-haul as well as short-/medium haul flights for a major European airline client. The advantages of digital connectivity have significantly improved customer experience and enhance a sustainable revenue perspective. The successful interaction with customers provides customer loyalty with higher lifetime value. After all, only customer loyalty can assure long term profitability.
The security screening experience at airports remains a high-ranking pain point for air passengers as confirmed by recent surveys such as IATA’s Passenger Survey 2016. The limitations in passenger terminal throughput and operational efficiency negatively impact service levels and journey experience mainly due to the overall perceived uncertainty, waiting and queueing times, duration and procedures of the control process itself and the checkpoint environment.
At airports around the globe stakeholders have initiated activities to improve processes, inspired by concepts put forward by the air transport industry’s associations IATA and ACI. The aim is to deliver improvements and satisfy passengers’ preferences. The most significant issues concern the preparation process (removal of belt, jacket, shoes, electronic devices), the simplification and consistency of the screening process and the multiple security checks required throughout journeys involving a connection.
What are the success drivers and key challenges in implementing the various measures and projects, whether minor adjustments of operating procedures or adaptations to the terminal building’s layout or infrastructure?
A concept development and implementation requires collaboration and buy-in of all parties at the respective local airport and state level. Effective passenger terminal operations enhance the passenger experience, therefore leading airlines are widely engaged in facilitating improvements at airports in their networks. In order to specify an action plan and deliver smart solutions it is essential to integrate both airline and airport perspectives from both the operational and commercial points of view.
The experience gained at Lufthansa Group hubs as well as at many of its destination airports can be applied to capacity-constrained capital and regional airports in other areas. Lufthansa Consulting supports your ideas or initiated efforts to optimize your terminal infrastructure and meet your airport’s strategic goals.
Our experts help you to develop or fine-tune your plans to streamline and simplify the security control of passengers and baggage in a technology-enabled, digitalized environment to achieve a successful overall passenger-empowered airport experience.
Contact us to discuss critical factors for successful delivery and related challenges facing airlines and airport operators.
The Moscow International Forum for Innovative Development “Open Innovations” will take place at the Skolkovo Technopark in Moscow, Russia.
The two-day conference is an annual forum with the dedication to new technologies and prospects for international cooperation in the field of innovation. Their major objective is the exchange of practical experience, the promotion of leading research studies and development projects and the creation of new mechanisms of international cooperation in the field of innovation.
Bruno Boucher, Associate Partner and Head of Africa West, Central and North will hold a speech about Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). Furthermore participants have the opportunity to meet Dr. Andreas Jahnke, Managing Director, with Stanislav Solomko, Associate Partner responsible for the Russian and CIS market and Senior Consultant Mikhail Andriyanov.
New greenfield airport in strategic location in Russia is designed by Lufthansa Consulting to function as a hub with two runways and a capacity of over 15 million passengers. The concept provides revenue enhancements and investment opportunities.
Processes and procedures were improved to conform with EASA requirements, particularly in material related activities. The airline achieved the first steps towards compliance both as an organization and as a maintenance organization.
Optimum performance on the ground and in the air – not wishful thinking, but day- to-day reality in one of the most challenging environments.