Regional Market CIS
Lufthansa Consulting was one of the first international aviation consulting companies to work in the CIS region right from the start. Since 1992 until today we have been fully committed to supporting all aviation and transportation stakeholders such as airports, airlines, governments, financial institutions as well as investors.
You benefit from state-of-the-art solutions and a committed new team for CIS and South East Europe. We are eager to invest our expertise and energy to help your company and to develop these regions.
Communication is a key success factor for efficient projects which lead to exceptional results. We specifically employ Russian native speakers as part of our core staff and involve them in projects in the CIS region, wherever appropriate.
Please do not hesitate to contact Stanislav Solomko, Partner (Russian native speaker), or Askhat Torshin, Permanent representative in CIS (Russian native speaker), to discuss your venture.
Lufthansa Consulting has once again been awarded the coveted consultancy prize "Best of Consulting" by the renowned German weekly business news magazine WirtschaftsWoche.
Managing Director Hannes Müller, Partner Catrin Drawer, Managing Consultant and Project Manager Sascha Vogel as well as Marlene Hollwurtel from Marketing and Communications proudly accepted the award for the third place in the category "Strategy” at the award ceremony on 30 November 2023 in Düsseldorf.
The prize was awarded to a successful project with TAAG Angola Airlines, the national carrier of Angola. Lufthansa Consulting supported TAAG in developing an ambitious, realistic, data‑profound and financially proven Business Blueprint formed by a 5 Year Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan aims to enable TAAG becoming a sustainably successful business entity and an airline of choice for passenger and cargo services connecting Southern Africa with the world. The Plan includes a new strategy, an optimized network and fleet plan, commercial and operational concepts as well as an organizational re-design and financial model.
Both companies worked closely together to identify optimization opportunities and jointly developed future-facing business concepts for the airline. Lufthansa Consulting supported TAAG’s executive management with advice through a change management and communication concept to execute the Strategic Plan and foster transformation within the organization.
Today, the efforts and actions of TAAG Angola Airlines’ management board have generated relevant outcomes, such as positive financial results, new regional and international routes and a sustainable fleet acquisition plan in progress towards a vision to position the company as a reference in Africa.
TAAG Angola Airlines’ CEO commented: “TAAG Angola Airlines congratulates Lufthansa Consulting for being awarded the “Best of Consulting” prize by WirtschaftsWoche. Working closely with Lufthansa Consulting on our 5 Year Strategic Plan program was indeed valuable for our growth and compliance with best practices, Lufthansa Consulting has greatly assisted our airline in successfully achieving major milestones and resources to address our challenges ahead”, says Eduardo Fairen.
Above all, the strategic importance of this project for TAAG and also for the country should be emphasized. It makes an important contribution to the macroeconomic development of Angola’s trade and transport sector: introduction of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), opening of air travel through the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) as an African Union Agenda 2063 flagship project and opening of the New International Airport Luanda as hub in South-Western Africa and home base to the national carrier TAAG.
Lufthansa Consulting and its client TAAG Angola Airlines are incredibly pleased about the award and that the WirtschaftsWoche jury could also be convinced of this successful project. Both look very much forward to their further productive and prosperous cooperation.
The aviation experts from Lufthansa Consulting have been awarded by WirschaftsWoche already for the third time: In 2018 with the 1st place in the category “Competitive Strategy”, in 2019 with the “Excellent” price in the category "Marketing & Organization" and this year with the 3rd place in the category “Strategy”.
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 Maragkakis, Associate Partner and Head of the Solution Group Infrastructure & Operations, will moderate the panel discussion on Day One focussing on "The brave new world of infrastructure investment" which will address the topics
Meet our delegates Ilias Maragkakis and Malte Schillmann 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.
A very experienced team of Lufthansa Consulting experts will attend Asia Connect: MRO conference and exhibition from 17 - 18 May 2023 in Istanbul, Turkey. The speech "A380 reactivation – MRO challenges and insights” of Associate Partner and Head of Solution Group Maintenance and Engineering, Axel Schauenburg, is one of the key topics of the conference agenda. In addition, the company’s Head of Market CIS and Baltic States, Stanislav Solomko, as well as Permanent Representative CIS, Askhat Torshin, and Business Analyst Vanessa Schäfer will take part in this event and will be ready to share their expertise and discuss vital issues on site with the industry professionals.
Axel’s presentation provides an overview of the current A380 market dynamics and recent developments in the worldwide A380 fleets. Looking at the reactivation plans of some airlines, it discusses a range of technical challenges airlines face in the course of returning the aircraft to service, complemented by a few deep-dive MRO examples of airlines’ efforts. It eventually provides an outlook on the future of the A380 in the worldwide fleets.
This technically oriented Asia Connect: MRO event gives the opportunity to find out insights about the latest trends in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul market development. Exhibitors and delegates will have excellent opportunities to share their capabilities and innovations, as well as to build new business relations in the Central Asia region.
On 4 April 2023, Lufthansa Consulting, with the support of the Civil Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan, held a seminar on "Airport Master Plan Development" in Astana, Kazakhstan.
As of March 1, 2023, master planning for international airports has become mandatory in Kazakhstan.
The seminar was aimed at airport operators in Kazakhstan and focused on the new requirements for airport development plans in the country in accordance with international standards and Lufthansa Consulting's recommended approach to airport master planning.
Through interactive discussions and knowledge sharing with industry experts, seminar participants learned about the latest trends in airport planning and design and gained insight into how to create a comprehensive airport master plan that meets international standards.
The seminar provided participants with an opportunity to acquire new skills and knowledge for developing airport master plans that promote sustainable development of Kazakhstan's aviation industry and meet international standards.
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.
An expansion plan grounded in reality and operations trimmed for efficiency: managing the growth is as important as realizing the potential for it.
To meet the projected capacity of 14 – 18 million annual passengers, a master plan concept defined the strategic development of the airport for the next 20 years. A new terminal and the development of the airfield system were planned. Optimized utilization of the existing facilities of the airport created additional space for the new passenger terminal, air cargo area and aircraft parking stands.
As a reliable basis to evaluate the feasibility of a new airline in Georgia, Lufthansa Consulting carried out a realistic assessment of the air traffic market potential and analyzed the financial viability of the intended start-up.