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About in-house consulting for the Lufthansa Group

To offer the "best practice" of the Lufthansa Group to other airlines throughout the world was the aim of the board when they founded Lufthansa Consulting in 1985. Since then we have advised a wide range of airline and airport clients and supported them with our aviation expertise. During the past few years, we have also supported the Lufthansa Group more intensively with our international experience and proven aviation know-how as the in-house consultancy for Lufthansa and its subsidiaries. Our consulting services include the optimization of operational processes, the identification of potential savings as well as the introduction of measures to increase efficiency. Our successful projects include the reorganization of Germanwings, the development of fuel efficiency strategies and the optimization of internal structures and processes. 

Latest activities

  • Lufthansa Consulting and German Aerospace Center agree strategic innovation partnership

    Lufthansa Consulting (LCG) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have agreed to work more closely together in the future and have formed a strategic partnership. The aim of the cooperation is to translate new technologies and promising innovations developed by DLR into marketable and practical solutions, products and services, and to make them available to LCG clients in joint projects. 

    The collaboration with DLR Technology Marketing will focus primarily on the airline, airport and transport infrastructure sectors, but also in other areas in which technologies and services from these sectors can be applied.

    One potential area of collaboration, for example, is the development of a laser system for non-contact detection of explosives by DLR. The use of such a system at airports not only has very important security aspects but also affects the throughput speed of passengers during check-in processes, a current cause of bottlenecks at all airports.

    "Concrete practical problems come face-to-face with research and development and lead to new solutions through intensified exchange," say Dr. Rolf-Dieter Fischer, Director DLR Technology Marketing, and Bernd Knabe, Lufthansa Consulting’s Head of Corporate Office, in a joint statement.

    The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is a publicly funded engineering research facility. In its institutes at 26 locations throughout Germany, it conducts research on important issues such as aviation, aerospace, energy, transport, digitalization and security. DLR Technology Marketing works in cross-sector networks and employs the latest methods of innovation management to develop new products and services.

    Lufthansa Consulting is one of the leading management consultancies in the aviation industry. The independent subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group develops individual solution concepts for its international client groups, including airlines, airports, public authorities, institutes and related industries. 
     

  • Award for Lufthansa also honors Lufthansa Consulting

    When Lufthansa recently won the Inkometa Award 2019 of the School for Communication and Management (SCM) in Cologne, Germany, also Lufthansa Consulting was delighted!

    The prize for successful internal communication went to the #ExploreTheNew communications campaign for the introduction of Lufthansa's new brand design, in which Lufthansa Consulting was involved. Senior Consultant Andreas Scheibach was responsible for several workstreams in the project, including communications.

    Together with Christian Gottschalk, project manager for communication of the Brand Refresh at Lufthansa, and Oliver Schmidt from Axel Springer Corporate Solutions, who was also part of the #ExploreTheNew communication team, Andreas Scheibach accepted the award at the awards ceremony in Cologne.   
     

  • Ranked amongst the best consultants in 2019

    For the fourth year running Lufthansa Consulting has been ranked in "The best consultants 2019" by the German business and trend magazine brand eins. The consultant rating is greatly respected throughout a wide range of industries and is the largest in Germany.

    In the category Aviation, Aerospace and Defense Lufthansa Consulting was ranked on 4th place. The survey showed a very high level of client satisfaction in this category and clients ranked us with the maximum 3 points. It is particularly pleasing that clients have honored the service provided by our aviation experts and recognized the quality we deliver. Lufthansa Consulting was also ranked as one of the best consultants in the sector Transport, Traffic and Logistics.

    By means of an online survey consultants and clients evaluated consultancy companies in the different categories which resulted in the ranking. Over 1800 consultants from 16 different sectors and 1350 high-level managers from a range of industries completed the survey. In addition 235 top managers (Heads of Strategy and Heads of Business Development etc.) from DAX, M-DAX S-DAX and Tec-DAX companies were invited to participate.

    It is a great honor for Lufthansa Consulting to be rated amongst the best consultants in this prestigious ranking. We look forward to the challenges ahead and to continuing in our role as a leading consultancy. 

    brand eins magazine

  • Lufthansa Consulting launches new image film

    Lufthansa Consulting launches a brand new corporate video as a further basis for dialogue with clients in digital media.

    The film, which is available on the Lufthansa Consulting YouTube channel, shows the exciting developments in the aviation business and some of the major challenges like increasing competition, digitalization, capacity constraints or efficiency demands. With powerful images from aviation and consultants at work, it demonstrates that our clients can rely on us as an experienced and innovative partner in this environment. 

    Lufthansa Consulting is an award-winning consultancy working on projects throughout the world. One of the key messages in the film is that our consultants speak the clients' language, listen to their specific needs and work closely with them to implement the solutions devised in projects.

    As the only airline-affiliated management consulting firm with a great passion for the aviation business we would love to be challenged by you!

    Enjoy our new video and feel free to contact us at any time!
     

  • Lufthansa Consulting awarded “Best of Consulting” by WirtschaftsWoche

    Lufthansa Consulting has been awarded the coveted consultancy prize "Best of Consulting 2018" by the German weekly business news magazine WirtschaftsWoche.

    Managing Director Dr. Andreas Jahnke and Project Manager Karel Sucha as well as their client Dr. Josef Adam from Czech Airlines proudly accepted the award for first place in the category "Competitive Strategy" at the award ceremony in Düsseldorf.

    The aviation consultants took part in the WirtschaftsWoche competition for the first time and achieved their goal straight away. The award went to a successfully completed project with Czech Airlines (CSA), the national airline of the Czech Republic.

    The airline found itself in a difficult competitive environment due to the entry of numerous low-cost carriers into its core market Prague and therefore had to change its market positioning.

    Lufthansa Consulting and CSA jointly developed an ancillary revenue strategy and a branded fares concept. They devised the airline’s revenue management and pricing strategy with a revision of the product offer and its re-bundling to serve customer segment requirements. This branded fares concept provides a new customer-centric offer with a-la-carte product elements in order to raise Czech Airlines’ price attractiveness for its passengers and at the same time allows the exploitation of ancillary revenues.

    The implementation of the overall project resulted in a significant increase in ancillary revenues and thus in a positive operating profit for Czech Airlines.

    This pleasing outcome not only delighted Lufthansa Consulting and its client but also convinced the WirtschaftsWoche jury.

    > Wirtschaftswoche Picture Gallery (5/29)
    > Wirtschaftswoche Dossier Best of Consulting (page 16)

Projects

Risk management for a German airline

German Airline

The identification and implementation of new risk management processes are supported by guidelines to ensure a consistent approach. Lufthansa Consulting experts guarantee an unbiased selection of an IT tool to monitor and manage the risks.

Preparation of intercontinental passenger services and station management

German Airline

Preparation of ten intercontinental stations considering all operational specifications including diverse interfaces such as purchasing, IT, Ground Operations, Product Management, Catering and Security. Coordination of challenges facing the new intercontinental operation such as the organization of different operators, charter and scheduled flights as well as cruise/land operations.

Profit improvement program

First tier European airline

Savings of 1.5 billion euros were achieved in the operating result to secure the future viability of the company. The experts developed and implemented improvements for a wide range of internal challenges such as fuel efficiency, ground handling processes, airport ticketing, irregularity handling and the assessment of central functions.


Clients

Award

Best of Consulting

Lufthansa Consulting has been awarded the coveted consultancy prize "Best of Consulting 2018" by the German weekly business news magazine WirtschaftsWoche. The aviation consultants took part in this competition for the first time and achieved their goal straight away with first place in the category “Competitive Strategy”. The award went to a project which was successfully completed with Czech Airlines (CSA), the national airline of the Czech Republic. Lufthansa Consulting and CSA jointly developed an ancillary revenue strategy and a branded fares concept. The implementation of the overall project resulted in a significant increase in ancillary revenues and thus in a positive operating profit for Czech Airlines.