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

  • 10 - 12 Oct 2021 , Milan, Italy

    26th World Route Development Forum

    The largest and most-established route development event in the world.

    For over 25 years, Routes has provided an unrivalled platform for an audience of highly influential route development professionals to discuss and negotiate new and existing air services on a global scale. 

    The event provides unique cost and time-saving benefits, attracting the most senior decision-makers from the world's leading airlines, airports, tourism authorities and other aviation stakeholders.

    A combination of extensive meeting opportunities, exclusive industry insight and a first-class hospitality programme has made World Routes a must-attend ever for over 25 years. An opportunity to meet new and existing industry peers, gain valuable insights into what’s happening in the market amidst a global audience at World Routes.

    Meet the Lufthansa Consulting delegates at our exhibition booth

    World Route Development Forum website

  • Impact of Covid-19 on material management practices

    When Covid-19 hit a prospering industry, the effects were substantial. Significant capacity adjustments led to a wave of unprecedented challenges for aircraft operators. The impact affected all relevant divisions of operators and premature lease returns leaving parked aircraft on the agenda. 

    During Covid-19 the pressure on material management reduced as a result of fewer material requests and the possibility of borrowing spares from parked aircraft. Nevertheless, the time to get prepared for the post-Covid-19 period has arrived. 

    Advanced software solutions, big data and digitalization may give advanced opportunities to predict material requirements. However, these systems usually do not correctly handle a demand situation such as during a pandemic and the related material consumption. Using historical data, such systems may miscalculate the real demand. Therefore, it is crucial that material planning experts understand how to handle the systematic calculation to avoid shortcomings in the post-pandemic period. Relying on system forecasts only may become a dangerous undertaking in the near future.

    Our observation is that the typical material planning function does not exist in many companies. The title ‘Material Planner’ may be registered in the staff list but the function is usually limited to ‘performing what the system says’, or ‘responding to actual maintenance requests’. The blind trust in computer systems, combined with material planning which never had to perform detailed calculations of spares, may become a problem in material provisioning. 

    The fundamental question will be: Is material planning aware of the revised tasks and are the planning staff able to fulfill the additional requirements?

    Read the full article for an overview of the most common problems in material management for airline operators and MROs with recommendations on how to act in preparation for post-Covid19.
     

  • 18 - 19 May 2021 , Digital event

    AFRAA Aviation Stakeholders Convention

    Building blocks for the air transport industry recovery hosted by Ethiopian Airlines.

    The Convention will provide an ideal forum for stakeholders to dialogue, exchange knowledge and experiences for the sector’s recovery efforts and deliberate on feasible solutions to alleviate the industry challenges.

    At this time, we need to work in restoring passengers’ confidence, opening up African skies and increasing the share of African carriers in African skies. We need to balance the existing market share of African airlines which is tilted towards non-African carriers. Financial and policy support of governments is vital to amplify the industry and create globally competent African carriers together.

    United efforts are essential to fight the pandemic – all regional and international stakeholders should allocate adequate resources to support the recovery of the aviation industry in Africa.

    Our Head of Solution Group Organization & Strategy, Matthias Kern, will discuss the future of airline business models for Africa post-COVID at todays AFRAA Aviation Stakeholders Convention which starts at 13:00. 

    For those registered – join Matthias at 13:10 –13:30 EAT. To those who can’t make it – stay tuned to see our views on how you can become a master of survival in a challenging, but highly promising market.

    AFRAA Aviation Stakeholders Convention website

     

  • Podcast: Airline consolidation and operational integration – Key considerations and challenges

    In this episode, we discuss airline consolidation: something which aviation experts expect to intensify once the COVID-19 standstill is over. What forms of airline operational integrations are common? What are the most important considerations, but also challenges when integrating airlines operationally?

    Our experts have worked on operational integration projects in the past and share their experiences and learnings with the listeners. 

    Listen to the podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcast and Amazon Music

    You can also listen to the podcast here

    Moderator:
    Dominique Bayer – Consultant and expert in crew management

    Guest:
    Martin Sedláček– Associate Partner and Head of Solution Group Flight Operations & Safety Management
     

  • Monetizing customer experience: how to create value for your customers and your business

    Truly listening to your customers will benefit your business – a statement many managers have become accustomed to hearing. In order to deliver on that promise, customer experience measures need to be orchestrated along the customer journey and in accordance with actual customer needs: Here’s a quick guide on how to exploit the potential and reap the benefits of customer experience.  

    A focused view on the customer
    In an increasingly faster spinning world, where technologies disrupt businesses and incumbents need to think about strategies how to prevail against new market entrants, neglecting customer experience might be a ‘dangerous’ undertaking. Now that the aviation market is seriously struck by the Covid-19 crisis, it is all the more important to choose the right portfolio of customer experience measures. It is of paramount importance to reestablish customer satisfaction and, thus, reap benefits from short-term measures quickly as well as make the right decisions for longer-term investments today in order to, ultimately, find a fast track out of the crisis and stay relevant in the future.

    Customer experience is not an end in itself but rather an overarching concept that needs to be orchestrated carefully with regards to investment, timing, and in accordance with customer needs in order to produce the much sought-after return on investment.

    Read the full article here

    Related articles

    White Paper: Bringing Customers Back

    How digital solutions, services and technologies help organizations become more flexible and improve the travel experience for passengers

    The new ‘sanitized’ air travel customer journey: possibilities for a post COVID-19 world
     

    Further insights from Lufthansa Consulting’s aviation experts are available here.
     

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