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 - ).

As responsible for Central, West and North Africa, I am available to meet you at your convenience to discuss any potential project.

Latest activities

  • 25 - 27 Nov 2018 , Kingdom of Morocco

    AFRAA 50th Annual General Assembly

    Meet Bruno Boucher, Associate Partner and Head of Market Africa, at the event.

    AFRAA 50th Annual General Assembly

  • 11 - 13 Sep 2018 , Kigali, Rwanda

    4th African Ground Handling International Stakeholders' Conference

    Alongside thought leadership, GHI’s African Conference offers a unique networking forum for busy aviation managers and directors to make new contacts, exchange best practice and discover new products and services. Over 400 One-to-One meetings are expected to take place this year.

    Meet Bruno Boucher, Associate Partner and Head of Market Africa, at the event.

    4th African Ground Handling International Stakeholders' Conference 

  • 08 - 10 Apr 2018 , Zanzibar, Tansania

    AFRAA 7th Aviation Stakeholders Convention

    The Aviation Stakeholders Convention (ASC) is an initiative of AFRAA to bring together operators and service providers with the view to foster dialogue, build sustainable networks in supply chain management, create a competitive environment for business and improve the aviation support base in the continent.

    Meet Bruno Boucher, Associate Partner and Head of Market Africa, at the event.

    Aviation Stakeholders Convention website

  • Tackling the high costs for the aviation industry in Africa

    On the second day of the AFRAA Annual General Assembly, Bruno Boucher, Lufthansa Consulting’s Associate Partner and Head of Market Africa West, Central and North, moderated a panel of experts on the topic “How can Africa tackle the challenge of high industry costs?” After an introduction showing the typical costs of an operating airline in Africa, the panel group discussed possible ways of cost reduction for the continent’s aviation industry. The panel included leaders of Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, IATA Africa, ACI, TIACA, Embraer and ATR. Topics addressed covered fuel prices, airports and passenger taxes, possible contribution of cargo business as well as how modern and adapted aircraft can contribute to limiting the fuel consumption in the African market.

    The African Airlines Association concluded its 49th Annual General Assembly in Kigali, Republic of Rwanda, under the theme ”Rethinking strategies for airline profitability in Africa“. The assembly was attended by over 450 high profile delegates from 52 countries across the globe. The objective of this event was to stimulate the development of inter-African air transport in general and development opportunities for African airlines in particular.
    At the three-day conference aviation leaders discussed various challenges in African aviation to make resolutions on key focus areas.

    “We would like to thank AFRAA for this great opportunity to address and discuss issues that are facing the African aviation industry, in particular our panel’s lead topic. We are proud to be an active partner and contributor in AFRAA’s activities,” said Bruno Boucher, in his function as Leader of the Solution Group Finance, Procurement and Accounting at Lufthansa Consulting.

  • Air Service Development for Swaziland

    The Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority (SWACAA) recently commissioned Lufthansa Consulting to boost air services at the new King Mswati III International Airport (KMIII I.A.) in the Kingdom of Swaziland, a sovereign state in Southern Africa.

    At present, air traffic in this region is concentrated on routes to/from Johannesburg in neighboring South Africa and there is a lack of services to other destinations. This highlights the need for improved air travel links to South-Eastern Africa. SWACAA’s objective is to approach airlines and convince them to operate to/from KMIII I.A. as well as to increase the number of visitors to Swaziland.

    At the outset, Lufthansa Consulting conducted a thorough market potential analysis including market sizing, growth forecasting, stimulation potential and research into opportunities – evaluated with respect to the evolution of socio-economic indicators. The experts identified potential new routes and performed a detailed assessment of the market. They then developed sophisticated route studies and gained valuable insights into market opportunities for targeted airlines to launch new services to Swaziland.

    The consultants provided effective guidance on an Air Service Development (ASD) program for SWACAA to attract new services and support the initial operations. Furthermore, they demonstrated their professional expertise with regard to airline networks and fleet management, which is key to the success of such a program. In addition, Lufthansa Consulting carried out training measures for its client on ASD and aviation marketing.

    SWACAA and Lufthansa Consulting jointly contacted with airlines in the region with a view to opening new routes to Durban, Cape Town and Harare, as well as introducing new frequencies on the Johannesburg route and launching a link to an African hub. In order to support the introduction of the new routes, the partners will implement a state-of-the-art ASD program, including incentive schemes to facilitate the initial phases of the operations as well as tailored marketing support to stimulate traffic at targeted airlines. 

     “The Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority is proud to be associated with such a globally reputed company as Lufthansa Consulting. Their professionalism in approaching each problem is second to none,” said Solomon Dube, Director General of the Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority. “Swaziland is faced with a unique problem of having a very low demand for air traffic services. Currently very few travelers use air transport, yet the potential is very promising. People have the desire to fly, especially to and from the SADC region. They are currently inhibited by the high cost of air services available for similar stage lengths in other countries. It is our belief that Lufthansa Consulting’s intervention in the systematic development and implementation of the ASD will yield the desired results in the near future. This will be in the spirit of the Yamoussoukro Decision, which foresaw increased and affordable intra-African air transportation.”

    Lufthansa Consulting has longstanding, extensive expertise in conducting Air Service Development and traffic forecast projects with highly regarded international airlines and airports worldwide. As one of the leading international transportation consultancies in Africa with numerous projects in the region, the company has an excellent understanding of the Swaziland market.


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.