Regional Market Southern Africa & Indian Ocean

About Lufthansa Consulting Southern Africa and Indian Ocean

Southern Africa and Indian Ocean is an exciting and dynamic area, which is currently experiencing strong economic growth and increased tourism. This leads to a demand for intermodal transport infrastructure solutions to serve the markets and satisfy international investor requirements. Passengers and goods need safe and reliable transport. Establishing a comprehensive civil aviation administration framework is crucial to ensure safe and secure operations and open sky policies. We are experienced in the intricacies of the strategic development and capacity building of airports and airlines in expanding markets.

Iraq and Jordan also lie within my area of responsibility. Both countries require a competitive aviation infrastructure and need to enhance their CAA framework. Modern and reliable airlines are key to keeping pace with the challenging Middle East and European carriers. A strong aviation industry will be able to support the local economy in the future for the benefit of the communities and their people.

Please feel free to contact me at any time to discuss the challenges you are facing in the transport sector. 


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.

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

  • 16 - 18 Oct 2017 , Port Louis, Mauritius

    27th ACI Africa World General Assembly and Exhibition

    In 2017 the Annual Assembly Conference and Exhibition of ACI Africa will be held in Port Louis, Mauritius. Hosted by Airports of Mauritius, specialists and leaders of the Airport community will come together under the theme “Bold leadership in a time of change”.

    The main topics are analysis of status quo and upcoming prospects of the aviation sector in Africa. Airports are an important component of the dynamic industry that is aviation. Continuous changes and adaptions in regard to technological developments, demographic shifts or geopolitical trends are needed.  Further session topics will be security culture, transforming the customer journey through technology and innovation, connectivity and sustainable tourism, airport service marketing and network development. Moreover, ACI will award a prize for Airport Service Quality at a Gala Dinner on the second day of the event.

    Meet Catrin Drawer, Associate Partner responsible for South Africa and the Indian Ocean, at the conference.

  • 12 - 15 Oct 2017 , Port Edward, South Africa

    47th AASA AGA

    The 47th Airlines Association of Southern Africa Annual General Assembly this year takes place at the Wild Coast Sun, Port Edward, Eastern Cape.The AASA is an organization formed to represent the mutual interests of its members. Membership is open to all airlines based in countries south of the equator, including the Indian Ocean Islands. There are currently 18 member airlines from this region. In addition, associate membership is open to airline partner organizations. There are currently 30 associate members, including Airports Company South Africa airports, provincial and private Airports, the Air Traffic Service provider ATNS, the SA Weather Service, several Oil Companies, major Aircraft Manufacturers, Engine Manufacturers, a Ground Handling Company, IT Service Providers, Tourism Organizations and other Industry Associations and Partners.

    Catrin Drawer, Associate Partner responsible for Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean, and Karel Sucha, Senior Consultant, welcome you to the Lufthansa Consulting exhibition stand number 5 at the conference.

  • 10 - 12 Oct 2017 , Kigali, Rwanda


    AviaDev Africa is the only dedicated air service development event for Africa, taking place on the African continent 2017.

    The event provides the opportunity for airports, airlines, governments, industry suppliers and tourism authorities to get together to determine the future air connectivity and infrastructure development of Africa. AviaDev Africa is focused on building air connectivity between African nations, and also connecting Africa to the world.

    Karel Sucha, Senior Consultant, and Luisa Grasshoff, Associate Consultant, will attend the event.

  • 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.


Technical assistance for Civil Aviation Authority

CAA in Middle East

The modernization of the CAA improved aviation safety and security systems according to ICAO and EU standards. By introducing more efficient processes and structures the authority profited from long- term business planning.

Airline operations assessment

Mauritian airline

Assessment of operational areas leads to recommendations to increase efficiency and productivity. Improvements for the organizational structure, and processes and procedures were defined by the consultant team.

Airport economics consulting & strategy development

International airport in South Africa

Business process reengineering and implementation support results in 24.8 m EUR net EBITDA client benefit and improved customer satisfaction.