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 - ).

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

Latest activities

  • 06 - 08 May 2020 , Antananarivo, Madagascar

    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 event page

  • 14 - 20 Mar 2020 , Mombasa, Kenya

    ACI Africa

    Specialists and leaders from the airport community come together at the 63rd ACI Africa to discuss the main developments, challenges and opportunities for the African Aviation industry.

    Meet Catrin Drawer, Associate Partner and Head of Market Africa at this event.

    Catrin will speak in the panel addressing "Airport privatization in Africa : Current situation and future trend"

    ACI Africa website

  • 04 - 05 Mar 2020 , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Aviation Africa

    5th Aviation Africa Summit & Exhibition - Addis Ababa 2020 hosted by Ethiopian Airlines. Aviation Africa is a major trade event for the aerospace and defence industries.

    The event is a 2 day summit and exhibition. Speakers will include leaders from African airlines, civil aviation authorities, business aviation & support industries. The co-located exhibition will feature over 100 global aviation companies.

    Meet our delegate Catrin Drawer, Associate Partner and Head of Regional Market Africa.

    Aviation Africa event website

  • 19 - 20 Feb 2020 , Accra, Ghana

    8th Annual Africa Airport Expansion Summit

    At the 8th 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 at this event.

    8th Africa Airport Expansion Summit website

  • Social commitment for help alliance

    For several years, Lufthansa Consulting has been supporting help alliance – the aid organization of the Lufthansa Group and its employees – thanks to ongoing fundraising appeals and diverse baking events and sales campaigns by employees. In 2019 the support was intensified when consultant Matthias Rolfs joined the team of Lufthansa employees volunteering at help alliance and became personally involved as project manager for activities in Uganda.

    Whenever time permits, Rolfs works for the "Farming goes to school" project, which is sponsored by ADEPT e. V. at the St. Anthony Secondary School in Kyazanga, Uganda. This project aims to give young people from structurally weak regions of the country the opportunity to attend school. In Uganda there are only a few state secondary schools, most of which, historically, are privately run and have to be financed by the parents. At most, families in need can pay the school fees, but cannot afford to help expand the schools.

    St. Anthony Secondary School is assisted by an action package, which includes a sponsorship program, infrastructure measures and competence training in entrepreneurship. Currently, the school can provide about 400 places for young people aged between 12 and 18. Some classrooms will also be used provisionally as dormitories, but a boarding school is planned in the long term. In addition, a science wing will be built with water and gas connections for chemistry and physics as well as biology and agriculture lessons. Each newly created room will be equipped with scientific equipment and teaching materials.

    Under the motto "Future through educational perspectives” the project aims to give more pupils access to further education in the future. In line with Lufthansa Consulting’s commitment to deploying volunteers from its own ranks, Matthias Rolfs has also taken on the specific task of creating volunteering opportunities for Lufthansa employees in Uganda.


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.



Best of Consulting

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.