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

  • Meet Lufthansa Consulting’s experts at their exhibition stand at Routes Europe in Bergen

    Lufthansa Consulting’s Senior Partner Ronald Schulz with consultants Luisa Grasshoff and Ainesh Advani take part in the Route Development Forum for Europe from 18 - 20 May 2022 in Bergen, Norway. The expert team welcomes visitors to their exhibition stand S17 and looks forward to a lively exchange with the aviation community on-site on how to drive the recovery of Europe’s route networks.

    At the conference, the aviation consultants show their range of services tailored to the needs of a post-COVID recovery:

    For airports they present Lufthansa Consulting’s robust Air Service Development product that equips airline network planners in relevant route decision making. The program also factors in the recently increased importance of Air Cargo to the industry. Separately, they would like to present and discuss different performance simulation tools to assess a new route’s potential.

    For airlines the experts look forward to discussing their comprehensive suite of network planning offerings. The aviation industry is heading into a post-pandemic era of growth and new opportunities with a strong focus on efficiency and sustainability. It is more important than ever to ensure an airline has a robust traffic forecast, the right network strategy (including partnerships), the optimal choice of aircraft, productive asset deployment and rigorous performance tracking.

    For tourism stakeholders the consultancy addresses how to turn challenges into opportunities for a sustainable regrowth to the benefit of the entire tourism operating system in a post-COVID world.

    Looking forward to meet you in Bergen! Feel free to easily contact Ronald, Luisa and Ainesh via the Routes App!

  • Lufthansa Consulting in the media: Airline Business/ and Airliner World

    Lufthansa Consulting recently achieved a very good visibility in two major aviation trade magazines with statement publications from some of our experts. We highly recommend the article about airline dept in Airline Business/ as well as a feature on Africa's aviation potential in the current April issue of Airliner World.

    Airline Business/ and Airliner World article

    Also tune into our podcast series AviationTalk with insights into various exciting trend aviation topics on Spotify, Apple Podcast and Amazon Music. Listen to the recent episode “The great awakening – Back to operational stability” or into previous editions.

    Listen to our Lufthansa Aviation Talk Podcast Episode 019 here

  • Lufthansa Consulting ranked among the top consulting firms in Germany

    Lufthansa Consulting is once again represented in the "Best Consultants 2022” ranking of the renowned German business and trend magazine brandeins for the seventh time! The consultant rating is greatly respected throughout a wide range of industries and is based on recommendations from industry experts and client assessments.

    Lufthansa Consulting is listed top of the category "aerospace and defense" The aviation consultancy received the highest possible rating of three points, both in the evaluation of experts and of clients. In the area "transport, traffic and logistics" it achieved two of three points from both evaluator groups.

    "It's absolutely great that we have again been honored by the highly esteemed brandeins magazine in 2022," says a delighted Lufthansa Consulting Managing Director Hannes Müller. "Particularly after the second year of the pandemic, this award means a lot to the entire Lufthansa Consulting team. The success makes us proud and motivates us to continuously go the extra mile for our clients, even in these challenging times. It also confirms that our company is a very attractive employer which supports our current recruitment offensive.”

    brandeins Best Consultants ranking 2022  (in German)

  • Guest lecture "Introduction to Network and Fleet Planning" at Cranfield University

    Our Lufthansa Consulting network and fleet planning experts once again delivered a guest lecture for graduate students at Cranfield University. On 17 February, Arvind Chandrasekhar, Associate Partner and Head of Solution Group Network and Fleet Management as well as Consultant Johann Gies conducted their "Introduction to Network and Fleet Planning" to the students of the MSc in Air Transport Management. The group discussed how network planning works within an organization, the basics of developing a plan and the impact and implications of Covid-19. In addition, the class brought the topic to life through a case study for a new intercontinental route.

    "We greatly value our longstanding relationship with Cranfield University, and thank Professor Andy Foster for inviting us to speak to his class. It’s always a pleasure to engage with the future 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.

  • Operational excellence in clinic operations

    Airlines and airports as well as clinics are facing the challenge to implement Operational Excellence in a sustainable way in the face of high competitive pressure. The well-being and safety of passengers and patients is always the top priority, so that experience and best practices in safety management seem to be transferable in both industries.

    Lufthansa Consulting has gained intensive experience with the implementation of Operational Excellence as well as Safety Management systems in aviation. Together with the clinic consultancy medcura GmbH and Rottal Inn Kliniken, Lufthansa Consulting has carried out an initial pilot project in order to make use of the commonalities within the framework of an exchange of experience.

    Constant improvement of processes - that is only one of the challenges of everyday hospital life. The project looked at different areas of the clinic to identify commonalities and to test the transferability of processes and methods from aviation to clinic processes and vice versa. To this end, employees from the three companies recently came together for consultations, interviews and walk-throughs at the Rottal Inn Klinik Eggenfelden. In the final workshop, the impressions and results were summarized and the identified similarities and differences discussed. Parallels that emerged directly were, for example, high safety standards, the great importance of the well-being of patients/customers, and the strong regimentation through specifications. The report on the results is currently being compiled by Lufthansa Consulting, after which joint implementation steps for the future will be examined.


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.