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New challenges for policy makers

With air traffic down to a fraction of its volume from three months ago – and while overwhelmed with emergency support negotiations – should policy makers review their aviation planning frameworks?

To increase robustness and resilience of the aviation sector, scalability of infrastructure such as airport terminals and air navigation networks could become elements of a revised policy. Also, the strategic importance of individual airlines and airports must be analyzed and sound decision criteria for potential Government intervention should become elements of an adjusted policy.

While air traffic is starting to recover in some parts of the world, airports, airlines and other players are still under severe pressure and many require state aid to survive. Airports and airlines are prominent examples for Government bail-outs, whilst other crucial players (e.g. ground handlers, MRO, manufacturers) are still struggling to receive state aid putting recovery of the whole aviation sector at risk as no flight can depart without those services.

In preparation or response to a crisis, policy makers will have to review their planning frameworks (e.g. Civil Aviation Master Plans) to avoid wasting tax payers’ money and to consider political, economic and social criteria.

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For the second time in a row Lufthansa Consulting has been awarded the renowned consultancy prize "Best of Consulting" by the German weekly business news magazine WirtschaftsWoche. The “Excellent” award went to a successful Air Service Development project with Auckland International Airport, the largest airport of New Zealand and the third busiest international airport in Australasia. Lufthansa Consulting and its client Auckland International Airport 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.