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

  • 28 Nov - 02 Dec 2021 , Zurich, Switzerland

    GAD World

    GAD World is the only forum dedicated to airport investment, partnerships, finance and performance

    In 2021 we are looking forward to coming together in Zurich to share expertise on how airport models are fairing in the current climate, what is the latest thinking on airport PPPs and ownership models, environmental concerns and best practice strategy for returning to growth.

    The GAD World 100+ speaker faculty represents the 'who's who' of airport operator and investor community and brings together an an unrivalled pool of expertise in airport management, concession and financing models.

    Meet Catrin Drawer, Associate Partner and our team of experts at this event.

    GAD World event page

  • 10 - 12 Oct 2021 , Milan, Italy

    26th World Route Development Forum

    The largest and most-established route development event in the world.

    For over 25 years, Routes has provided an unrivalled platform for an audience of highly influential route development professionals to discuss and negotiate new and existing air services on a global scale. 

    The event provides unique cost and time-saving benefits, attracting the most senior decision-makers from the world's leading airlines, airports, tourism authorities and other aviation stakeholders.

    A combination of extensive meeting opportunities, exclusive industry insight and a first-class hospitality programme has made World Routes a must-attend ever for over 25 years. An opportunity to meet new and existing industry peers, gain valuable insights into what’s happening in the market amidst a global audience at World Routes.

    Meet the Lufthansa Consulting delegates at our exhibition booth

    World Route Development Forum website

  • 18 Aug 2021 , Online webinar

    New airline business models webinar with Airliners.de

    New technical possibilities, changing requirements, social change. Business models in aviation have always adapted to the general conditions - sometimes more slowly and sometimes suddenly and quickly. The airliners.de series "Airline Business Models" in cooperation with the German Aviation Research Society (GARS) analyzes the current changes against the background of climate change and Corona.

    Discuss with the experts

    On August 17, 2021, we will host a live webinar with the authors of the series at 2pm (CET). Watching is free of charge. The video will start automatically on this page as well as on Youtube. As an airliners+ member, you can also actively participate and ask questions to the panel of experts.

    Johann Peter Gies, expert in our Network and Fleet Management Solution Group, is a panellist in the webinar. His article on airline business models will be published on 27th July on airliners.de

    The webinar will be held in German.

    For information about airline business models in English please contact us 

  • Impact of Covid-19 on material management practices

    When Covid-19 hit a prospering industry, the effects were substantial. Significant capacity adjustments led to a wave of unprecedented challenges for aircraft operators. The impact affected all relevant divisions of operators and premature lease returns leaving parked aircraft on the agenda. 

    During Covid-19 the pressure on material management reduced as a result of fewer material requests and the possibility of borrowing spares from parked aircraft. Nevertheless, the time to get prepared for the post-Covid-19 period has arrived. 

    Advanced software solutions, big data and digitalization may give advanced opportunities to predict material requirements. However, these systems usually do not correctly handle a demand situation such as during a pandemic and the related material consumption. Using historical data, such systems may miscalculate the real demand. Therefore, it is crucial that material planning experts understand how to handle the systematic calculation to avoid shortcomings in the post-pandemic period. Relying on system forecasts only may become a dangerous undertaking in the near future.

    Our observation is that the typical material planning function does not exist in many companies. The title ‘Material Planner’ may be registered in the staff list but the function is usually limited to ‘performing what the system says’, or ‘responding to actual maintenance requests’. The blind trust in computer systems, combined with material planning which never had to perform detailed calculations of spares, may become a problem in material provisioning. 

    The fundamental question will be: Is material planning aware of the revised tasks and are the planning staff able to fulfill the additional requirements?

    Read the full article for an overview of the most common problems in material management for airline operators and MROs with recommendations on how to act in preparation for post-Covid19.
     

  • Podcast: Airline consolidation and operational integration – Key considerations and challenges

    In this episode, we discuss airline consolidation: something which aviation experts expect to intensify once the COVID-19 standstill is over. What forms of airline operational integrations are common? What are the most important considerations, but also challenges when integrating airlines operationally?

    Our experts have worked on operational integration projects in the past and share their experiences and learnings with the listeners. 

    Listen to the podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcast and Amazon Music

    You can also listen to the podcast here

    Moderator:
    Dominique Bayer – Consultant and expert in crew management

    Guest:
    Martin Sedláček– Associate Partner and Head of Solution Group Flight Operations & Safety Management
     

Projects

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.


Clients