Regional Market CIS

About Lufthansa Consulting 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.

Latest activities

  • 17 - 18 May 2023 , Istanbul, Turkey

    Asia Connect: MRO

    Asia Connect: MRO conference and exhibition give the unique opportunity to find out insights about the latest trends in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul market development and maintaining airworthiness, about industry leader’s innovations, to discuss vital issues with market leaders.

    The world’s air transport is facing unprecedented challenges and undergoing tectonic changes. The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously affected all air transport. The closure of Russia’s vast airspace has had a significant impact on the balance of local markets. Demand for the services of South Eurasia carriers will grow, which will lead to changes in route and fleet planning and will require a revision of the technical strategy.

    Our Associate Partner & Head of Solution Group Maintenance and Engineering Axel Schauenburg will be speaking  at the conference "Airbus A380 reactivation and it´s challenges". 

    Lufthansa Consulting´s Head of Market CIS and Baltic States Stanislav Solomko, Permanent Representative CIS Askhat Torshin and Business Analyst Vanessa Schäfer will also attend this event. 

  • Asia Connect: MRO - Latest trends in aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul focused on Central Asia

    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.

    Asia Connect: MRO website

  • Airport Master Planning seminar for Kazakhstan's airports

    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.

  • 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.

  • Back at ITB: Tourism professionals and key players from the global travel industry reunited in Berlin

    Lufthansa Consulting’s tourism specialists are back at ITB Berlin! From 7 – 9 March 2023, Senior Consultant Esther Samtlebe and Associate Consultant Mirko Kopf look forward to meet the travel industry community to discuss the current state of the business, measures for further recovery and growth opportunities.

    ITB is the world´s biggest travel show and convention. It´s finally back as an in-person-event, hosting the leaders of the global travel industry, showcasing decisive trends and providing unlimited opportunities for the travel business. For more than 50 years the name ITB has stood worldwide for industry knowledge 365 days a year, networking and trendsetting events, whether in a virtual, in-person or hybrid format.

    During the event, the aviation consultants will present their range of services, in particular their tourism strategy solutions for tourism stakeholders. Our experts will explain how to turn challenges into opportunities for a sustainable regrowth to the benefit of the entire tourism ecosystem of a destination in a post-COVID world.

    Of course, they will also talk about further consulting services such as their comprehensive suite of network planning services for airlines or about Lufthansa Consulting’s robust Air Service Development product for airports.

    Looking forward to a lively exchange with you in Berlin! Feel free to contact our expert team via the ITBxplore app!

    Link to ITBxplore​​​​​​​


Air Astana: climbing to a new growth level

Air Astana

An expansion plan grounded in reality and operations trimmed for efficiency: managing the growth is as important as realizing the potential for it.

Development of airport master plan

Airport in Kazakhstan

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.

Feasibility study and business planning

Start-up airline in Georgia

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.


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.