Regional Market Page Europe

About Lufthansa Consulting Europe


Europe is an increasingly challenging market for the aviation industry. A growing number of constraints such as additional taxes, a rising number of night curfews, changing customer behavior or growing competition mean that aviation businesses have to continuously update their strategy and efficiency to ensure sustainability. To support you in dealing with upcoming challenges, we keep track of the latest industry developments and continuously develop our service portfolio.

Lufthansa Consulting enjoys a strong market presence in our European home region and we have a long-standing track record of successfully completed project assignments. Although our focus is on the aviation industry - airport, airlines, investors and service providers are our key clients - we also serve adjacent industries such as tourism, logistics and other modes of transportation in elaborating customized solutions.

Please contact me to discuss your business venture.

Latest activities

  • 24 - 25 May 2023 , Astana, Kazakhstan

    1st Kazakhstan Aviation Talks

    Energy Transition for Sustainability and Transit Development in Central Asia is the leading aviation event in the region, a platform that brings together top management and international experts from the aviation industry.

    It allows representatives of government agencies, international organizations, academia, airlines, airports, jet fuel suppliers and sustainable alternative aviation fuel (SAF) producers, as well as other aviation market participants, to discuss the industry's priorities in terms of jet fuel supply and agree on further joint actions to increasing efficiency and productivity for sustainable development and transit potential of Central Asia, taking into account today's trends.

    Meet Permanent Representative CIS Askhat Torshin at the 1st Kazakhstan Aviation Talks !

  • Investing in the future of European aviation connectivity

    Lufthansa Consulting’s Senior Partner & Head of Market Global, Ronald Schulz, and Senior Consultant Esther Samtlebe are ready for a lively exchange with the aviation community at the Route Development Forum for Europe from 9 - 11 May 2023 in Lódź, Poland. The expert team will be happy to discuss the current state of the industry and to talk about Lufthansa Consulting’s range of services tailored to the needs of the various aviation stakeholders.

    At the conference, Esther and Ronald will present their robust Air Service Development (ASD) service, that equips airport and tourism stakeholders in studying the potential of new markets and routes. Backed by a variety of performance simulation tools, our passenger and cargo studies are also ready-to-use marketing material serving as the perfect pitch in discussions with potential airline partners.

    Routes Europe 2023 will unite decision-makers from airlines, airports, destinations and aviation stakeholders that are investing in the future of European air connectivity. As the region's leading aviation event, uniting senior industry professionals from airlines, airports and destinations, Routes Europe 2023 will provide an efficient platform to build high-value relationships with a qualified audience of route development decision-makers from across the region and beyond.

    See you in Lódź! You can easily contact Esther and Ronald via the Routes App!

  • 08 - 11 May 2023 , Ōtautahi Christchurch, New Zealand


    TRENZ is New Zealand’s largest international tourism business event and one of the most important events of the year on the tourism events calendar. TRENZ brings hundreds of international travel Buyers together to meet with New Zealand’s leading tourism operators over four days to build or renew relationships and negotiate business for upcoming seasons.

    Our Lufthansa Consulting Senior Partner and Head of Solution Group Network and Fleet Management Arvind Chandrasekhar will be speaking in a session hosted by Auckland Airport. Our Senior Partner and Head of Market Lufthansa Group Christine Weigner and Consultant Ainesh Advani will also attend to this event.

    TRENZ 2023 

  • 20 - 21 Apr 2023 , Prague, Czech Republic

    3rd Annual Airport Operations Summit

    The 3rd Annual Airport Operations Summit will focus on the latest airport operations advancements, the adoption of new technologies, data-driven approach to improving passenger experiences, queue management and passenger flow strategies, sustainability and master planning development, airfield management and many other important topics and trends that shape today’s airport operations landscape.

    This hybrid event will bring together top-level executives and experts from the airport and aviation industry to participate in an open industry dialogue on new advances in processes and technology to improve overall airport experiences.

    Leading professionals from global brands will be in attendance to exchange knowledge on airport digitalization and automation, discover how innovations are rapidly changing day-to-day operations and create new perspectives for the airport industry.

    Meet Lufthansa Consulting Associate Partner & Head of Solution Group Customer Experience Wolfgang Bublitz at this event.

    3rd Annual Airport Operations 

  • Guest lecture on Network and Fleet Planning for Masters students at Cranfield University

    On 20 March, Lufthansa Consulting once again conducted a guest lecture at Cranfield University. In continuation of an annual tradition, the aviation experts have been invited to deliver their "Introduction to Network and Fleet Planning" to Masters students of Cranfield University's M.Sc. course in Air Transport Management.

    The lecture covered numerous topics of high relevance to the students. Our Associate Partner Arvind Chandrasekhar, Senior Consultant Wasiq Khurshid and Consultant Ainesh Advani discussed with the students how network planning works within an airline organization, about data sources, passenger demand forecasting, route economics and the steps that go into developing a business case for a route. In addition, the class brought the topic to life through a detailed case study for a new intercontinental route between Asia-Pacific and Europe. With some excellent, probing questions from the class and a robust exchange of ideas, everybody thoroughly enjoyed the session.

    “We greatly value our longstanding relationship with Cranfield University and thank Professor Gary Doy for inviting us to speak to his class. It’s always a pleasure to engage with future leaders of our industry,” said Arvind Chandrasekhar after the lecture session.

    The postgraduate university has world-class expertise in its sector-leading specialist areas, particularly also in the field of aviation.


Airport marketing and route development to the Russian and CIS markets

German airport

Airport marketing efforts on behalf of the German Airport and a tailored route study convince targeted Russian airline to commence services from the German airport to Russia and CIS.

Market entry strategy

Portuguese charter airline

The charter airline required support in entering the scheduled commercial aviation market. The Lufthansa Consulting team analyzed the market, facilitated cooperation with a major scheduled carrier and recommended a commercial and fleet plan.

Fuel procedures and policy review

Airline in United Kingdom

Fuel policies and procedures were evaluated and benchmarked against best practice to identify potential fuel saving initiatives. The recommended implementation program promises considerable yield savings.


Best Consultants 2022

Best Consultants 2022: Lufthansa Consulting ranked among the top consulting firms in Germany

Listed by brandeins, the renowned German business and trend magazine, for the seventh time. Lufthansa Consulting ranked top of the category "aerospace and defense" and ranked high in the area "transport, traffic and logistics". The rating is greatly respected throughout a wide range of industries and is based on recommendations from industry experts and client assessments.