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 - ).

I look forward to meeting you at your convenience to discuss any potential project in this region.

Latest activities

  • 19 - 21 Nov 2023 , Kampala, Uganda

    AFRAA 55th Annual General Assembly

    The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is welcoming all its airline members, partners and industry stakeholders to the 55th Annual General Assembly (AGA) & Summit of the Association. The Assembly is being held at the kind invitation of Uganda Airlines.

    The pariticipants will disucuss current topics such as digitizing service throughout the whole customer journey, sustainable aviation, the development of intra-Africa tourism and air travel, and diversity, equity and inclusivity to shape the future aviation workforce in Africa.

    At the CEO round table Vincent Hütte, Associate Partner and Head of Solution Group Strategy and Organization will join the panel discussion.

    Meet Catrin Drawer, Head of Business Development Africa at Lufthansa Consulting, at the Assembly. Both our delegates look forward to discussing current aviation issues and your business aspirations with you in Kampala.

    AFRAA AGA event page

  • 07 - 09 Nov 2023 , Barcelona, Spain

    GAD Global Airport Development Forum

    GAD ist the largest and most senior gathering of global public and private airport directors, operators, investors, financiers and industry experts.

    GAD World is where the airport operator and investor community network, share expertise and learn from the market leaders. Given the current inflationary environment, airport operators, strategic and financial investors are signing up to tap into global expertise on managing costs and ROI in airports.

    Ilias Maragakis, Associate Partner and Head of Operations and Infrastructure, will moderate the panel discussion on Day One focussing on "The brave new world of infrastructure investment" which will address the topics

    • - What are the dynamics of infrastructure investing in the 2020s? How are rising costs and risks impacting the performance of different sectors?
    • - How competitive are airports as an asset class in today’s market and regulatory landscape?
    • - Viewing airports through an ESG lens and perspective of creating shareholder value
    • - What are the expectations of the future pipeline and transaction models?

    Meet our delegates Ilias Maragakis and Sascha Vogel to discuss solutions for airport investors and operators. Don’t miss this opportunity to take the market temperature and find out about upcoming projects. 

    Lufthansa Consulting is once again sponsoring this prestigious event. 

    GAD Website

  • 14 - 20 Oct 2023 , Dakar, Senegal

    ACI Africa

    The 70th Board meeting, Regional Committees meetings, Annual General Assembly and Conference and Exhibition of ACI Africa takes place in Dakar, Senegal this year.

    The theme of the Conference, “Resilience through innovation”, will allow delegates to address the major challenges, following the Covid19 pandemic crisis as well as the innovative solutions to be considered for the sustainable recovery of our industry which has been severely affected.

    Safety, Security, Customer Experience, Infrastructure and Business development, Technological Innovation, Environment and Sustainability, etc.,challenge the aviaition industry and will be discussed in the various panels and meetings which will be organized during the six days.

    Meet Catrin Drawer, Head of Market Africa at this event and also at the CEO Round Table

    Event Website

  • 05 - 08 Oct 2023 , Luanda, Angola

    AASA Airlines Association of Southern Africa AGA

    The Airlines Association of Southern Africa meets this year under the motto: "Possibilities from reality" and the under following calls for action: Action, Adapt, Sustain, Achieve.

    TAAG Angola Airlines, the national carrier of Angola, will host the 53rd annual general assembly in Luanda.

    AASA represents members in the southern African region and Indian Ocean Islands. The Association has a range of priority issues including open skies for Africa, Single African Air Transport Market, climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, and support of gender diversity and inclusion initiatives in the southern African aviation industry. 

    Meet Catrin Drawer, Head of Market Africa, at the assembly. She looks forward to discussing current topics in the aviation industry and your business aspirations with you in Luanda.

    AASA AGA event 

  • Guest lecture on Network and Fleet Planning for Masters students at Cranfield University

    On 20 March, Lufthansa Consulting once again conducted a guest lecture at Cranfield University. In continuation of an annual tradition, the aviation experts have been invited to deliver their "Introduction to Network and Fleet Planning" to Masters students of Cranfield University's M.Sc. course in Air Transport Management.

    The lecture covered numerous topics of high relevance to the students. Our Associate Partner Arvind Chandrasekhar, Senior Consultant Wasiq Khurshid and Consultant Ainesh Advani discussed with the students how network planning works within an airline organization, about data sources, passenger demand forecasting, route economics and the steps that go into developing a business case for a route. In addition, the class brought the topic to life through a detailed case study for a new intercontinental route between Asia-Pacific and Europe. With some excellent, probing questions from the class and a robust exchange of ideas, everybody thoroughly enjoyed the session.

    “We greatly value our longstanding relationship with Cranfield University and thank Professor Gary Doy for inviting us to speak to his class. It’s always a pleasure to engage with future leaders of our industry,” said Arvind Chandrasekhar after the lecture session.

    The postgraduate university has world-class expertise in its sector-leading specialist areas, particularly also in the field of aviation.


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.


Best Consultants 2022

Best Consultants 2022: Lufthansa Consulting ranked among the top consulting firms in Germany

Listed by brandeins, the renowned German business and trend magazine, for the seventh time. Lufthansa Consulting ranked top of the category "aerospace and defense" and ranked high in the area "transport, traffic and logistics". The rating is greatly respected throughout a wide range of industries and is based on recommendations from industry experts and client assessments.