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 - www.afraa.org ).

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

Latest activities

  • 21 - 24 Sep 2019 , Adelaide, Australia

    World Routes 2019

    World Routes is the global meeting place for every airline, airport and aviation stakeholder. The event presents an unrivalled platform for route development professionals to discuss, develop and plan network strategy on a global scale. Providing unique cost and time-saving benefits, World Routes is an important event in the aviation calendar and attracts the most senior decision makers from the world’s leading aviation organisations.

    Over three concentrated business days, 3,000 delegates will take part in over 13,000 face-to-face meetings to discuss new and existing air services. Industry experts provide valuable insights into key air service development issues currently affecting the route development community. World Routes brings together top-level speakers from across the sphere of aviation, including airlines, airports, destinations, aircraft manufacturers and more, to discuss the most pressing issues facing aviation now and beyond.

    Visit the Lufthansa Consulting booth number 11 in the exhibition area. Our delegates look forward to discussing your most pressing issues and your plans for the future.

    World Routes website
     

  • 24 - 26 Apr 2019 , Cape Town, South Afirca

    AviaDev Africa

    AviaDev Africa is the only dedicated aviation air service development event for Africa, taking place on the African continent. The event is focused on building air connectivity between African nations, and also connecting Africa to the World. The event facilitates this process via  meetings, interactive workshops, an exhibition and networking events.

    Meet Catrin Drawer, Head of Africa at Lufthansa Consulting to discuss your development potentials.

    AviaDev Africa website

  • Lufthansa Consulting launches new image film

    Lufthansa Consulting launches a brand new corporate video as a further basis for dialogue with clients in digital media.

    The film, which is available on the Lufthansa Consulting YouTube channel, shows the exciting developments in the aviation business and some of the major challenges like increasing competition, digitalization, capacity constraints or efficiency demands. With powerful images from aviation and consultants at work, it demonstrates that our clients can rely on us as an experienced and innovative partner in this environment. 

    Lufthansa Consulting is an award-winning consultancy working on projects throughout the world. One of the key messages in the film is that our consultants speak the clients' language, listen to their specific needs and work closely with them to implement the solutions devised in projects.

    As the only airline-affiliated management consulting firm with a great passion for the aviation business we would love to be challenged by you!

    Enjoy our new video and feel free to contact us at any time!
     

  • Future airport development in Africa

    At the 7th Airport Expansion Summit from 25 – 27 February 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda, Lufthansa Consulting’s Head of Market Africa, Catrin Drawer, is represented with a speech titled “Aligning vision and market reality for future African airport development - Why airport expansion should not be considered the “one fits all” solution”.

    Her presentation shows that an airport expansion does not always lead to the desired success and that airports and governments are well advised to continue to make rational decisions with regard to a solid market assessment, optimizing their current infrastructure utilization and evaluating all other options to reduce risks.

    At the event civil aviation and transport authorities, investors, airport owners, airlines and air traffic experts are going in discussion with consultants, architects, construction companies, equipment providers, technology vendors and service groups, and explore Africa’s airport market and its multiple opportunities.

    7th Africa Airport Expansion Summit website

  • 25 - 26 Feb 2019 , Kigali, Rwanda

    7th Annual Africa Airport Expansion Summit

    At the 7th Airport Expansion Summit, civil aviations and transport authorities, investors, airport owners, airlines and air traffic experts will go in discussion with consultant, architects,  construction companies, equipment providers, technology vendors and service groups, and explore Africa`s airport market and its multiple opportunities.

    Air transportation has become essential to overcome vast and challenging territories like the African continent`s, and is expected to grow in passenger numbers by 4.7 per cent per year to reach 294 million by 2034. Although it currently only means a bit more the 2 % of the global market.

    The rise of the economic development in African regions, having six out of the ten fastest growing economies in the world- namely Ghana, Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Senegal and Tanzania-, boosts the movement of individuals to the continent, whether for tourism or for investment purposes. Consequently, more than nearly a hundred airport projects are expected to be developed in the future years all over the continent to satisfy this transportation need.

    Catrin Drawer, Head of Business Development in Africa, Indian Ocean, Iraq and Jordan, will share her experience and views in a speech at this event.

    7th Africa Airport Expansion Summit website

     

Projects

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.


Clients

Award

Best of Consulting

Lufthansa Consulting has been awarded the coveted consultancy prize "Best of Consulting 2018" by the German weekly business news magazine WirtschaftsWoche. The aviation consultants took part in this competition for the first time and achieved their goal straight away with first place in the category “Competitive Strategy”. The award went to a project which was successfully completed with Czech Airlines (CSA), the national airline of the Czech Republic. Lufthansa Consulting and CSA jointly developed an ancillary revenue strategy and a branded fares concept. The implementation of the overall project resulted in a significant increase in ancillary revenues and thus in a positive operating profit for Czech Airlines.