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

  • 16 - 18 Oct 2022 , Las Vegas, Nevada

    World Routes

    Join us at the 27th World Route Development Forum at Las Vegas, Nevada.

    By consistently uniting decision-makers from the global route development community, Routes World has made a real impact on the world's air services; over half of the world’s new routes are connected to meetings at the event. 

    As a destination that is synonymous with business and investing in the future, Las Vegas will be the ideal location to unite aviation decision-makers that will define the world’s air services.

    World Routes offers extensive meeting opportunities, exclusive industry insights and first-class networking opportunities. Representatives from the world's leading airlines, airports, and tourism authorities at Routes World come together to network and discuss the current state of the aviation industry and the actions that must be taken to continue to stimulate recovery.

    Visit our Lufthansa Consulting exhibition booth to discuss your business potential with our team of experts in Network Management and Air Service Development.

    World Routes event page

  • 20 Jan 2022 , Online webinar

    Ground Handling International: Will Asia’s aviation sector bounce back in 2022?

    Aviation industry speakers present their current frontline Covid challenges and the business outlook for the year ahead.

    Confirmed speakers include: Javed Malik, Group Chief Operations Officer, AirAsia; Vivien Lau, Chief Executive, Jardine Airport Services Group; Yacoob Piperdi, CEO Gateway Services, SATS; Thomas Liput, Managing Director Asia Pacific – Ground Support Equipment & Gate Equipment at JBT Aerotech; and Brendan Sobie, Independent Analyst and Consultant, Sobie Aviation.

    The following key topics will be presented and discussed

    •    Outlook 2022: key aviation market trends to expect in 2022 and the prospects for both pax and cargo in the region
    •    Rebuilding passenger confidence towards a restart: what measures are operators taking to enhance passenger safety and minimise transmission risks during travel. How do we partner with governments to get travellers back in the air?
    •    GSE solutions: what short term steps can operators take to keep their equipment in optimum condition during the period of reduced pax volumes? And what role for automation/innovations/pooling in the post pandemic age?
    •    Cargo: the latest on preighter activity and vaccine delivery through the region. How is the region reacting to the cargo challenge?
    •    Digitisation: identifying profit enhancing automation and tackling implementation in a low liquidity climate

    Michael Kunz, Head of Solution Group Infrastructure and Operations will join the discussion and looks forward to the big debate.

    Join the GHI Big Debate Webinar: Asia market update in the aftermath of Covid-19

    90-minute Asia market update webinar, starting at 1600-1730 SGT/ 0800 GMT/ 0900 CEST on 20 January 2022

  • Media coverage: Aviation & Allied Business Journal

    Potential for African airline partnerships and consolidation as a lever for post Covid-19 growth

    COVID-19 has clearly brought aviation to its knees; IATA estimates that airlines will lose USD 47.7 billion in 2021. This is especially true in Africa, which even before the pandemic was a region where it was difficult for airlines to achieve financial and operational efficiency. As airlines seek to manage the crisis and build a solid foundation for the future, partnerships and consolidation are quickly proving to be a powerful lever.

    Airlines seeking partnerships can use a variety of options, from relatively simple interline and codeshare commercial agreements to deeper relationships such as joint ventures or equity partnerships that seek much higher levels of joint efficiency. In extreme cases, this could also lead to full merger or acquisition activity.

    However, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Each airline or airline group must evaluate for itself which approach is best suited within its applicable regulatory framework to achieve its individual goals in terms of market presence and financial efficiency.

    Read the cover feature in the current issue of Africa’s Journal of aviation development "Aviation & Allied Business Journal" by our experts Arvind Chandrasekhar and Matthias Kern:

    Online edition

    Journal edition, page 12-13 + 19

  • Happy holidays and best wishes for the new year

    As the year is drawing to a close, we would like to thank you for your trust, your cooperation and your great loyalty in 2021. All of us at Lufthansa Consulting look forward to working with you again and supporting you in the coming year.

    We send our warmest season's greetings and best wishes for the New Year to you and your family, which we hope will bring you confidence, happiness, success and - most importantly - good health. 

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    Tune into our Lufthansa Consulting podcast series “Aviation Talk” with insights into a wide range of aviation issues streaming on Spotify, Apple Podcast and Amazon Music
     

  • 29 - 30 Nov 2021 , Virtual Event

    Broadband Aviation Forum

    Under the motto "True broadband for the aviation industry" this virtual event will address the main topics digital passenger experience on day one and efficient flight operations on day two.

    Lufthansa Consulting experts will share insights from our experience in a wide range of international aviation projects.

    Broadband Aviation Forum event page

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