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

  • 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.

    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

  • AFRAA Annual General Assembly: Success in an integrated and interconnected Africa

    The largest air transport event in Africa AFRAA AGA is taking place from 10 - 12 November 2019 in Mauritius and brings together airline CEOs, executives and decision makers to talk about aviation developments on the continent. Lufthansa Consulting is attending the summit with the company’s Associate Partner and Head of Market Africa, Catrin Drawer. After a brief introductory presentation titled "Breaking the mould - working differently" Catrin will be moderating the event panel of the same name on 12 November.

    International stakeholders in the aviation business continuously introduce innovative strategies, processes and tools to keep up with the competitive environment. There are numerous creative and successful approaches. Three recent developments can be observed in the African aviation market:

    - Listening to travelers – Developing services according to customer’s demand

    - Connecting to society – Evaluating new route opportunities for public needs

    - Responding to market demand – Enhancing product portfolio together with airlines

    Based on these developments Catrin will moderate the panel discussion with some relevant entry questions from selected fields of action in the African aviation market. Six high level AFRAA AGA delegates will be part of the session and faced with the issue “What can be done differently to achieve sustainable success in the African Aviation market”?

    During the event, this time hosted by Air Mauritius, Catrin will also be delighted to talk about Revenue Management and how to use potential best to increase revenues and of course about any other aviation business issues.

  • Achieve the next level of airline operational excellence

    The worldwide cost of operational disruptions in 2018 is estimated to be over 65bn Euros and as the pressure in 2019 has further increased, Lufthansa Consulting expects an even higher need for action. 

    Our experts firmly believe that operations improvement programs across the whole aviation industry can have a significant impact. To connect our vision of Operational Excellence with airline perspectives we created an online survey to understand the latest developments and maturity of the industry in this area.

    We would like to invite airline managers (Operations Directors, Operations Excellence Project Managers or the Heads of OCC) to take part in our research by 08 November 2019. 
    The survey focuses on Schedule and Operations Planning, Operations Steering and Performance Management. Areas of research range from the company culture to the use of artificial intelligence and cover particularly areas of Scheduling, Flight Operations/Operations Control (OCC) and Ground Operations.

    The questionnaire has 40 questions and should not take more than 30 minutes to complete. Only one questionnaire should be answered per airline.

    If you would like to participate or have any questions, please click here, fill in your details and put the word “SURVEY2019” into the message

    Your Benefit: The outcomes of this anonymous study will be published in early 2020, allowing you to benchmark your company with the industry and identify your individual strengths and areas for development. You can also select to identify your company and receive a more detailed individualized report about the status of your operational excellence.  


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.