Regional Market Russia

About Lufthansa Consulting Russia

The Russian Federation stands out as a high-growth region for the aviation industry even among the BRIC countries with promising opportunities and challenges for all stakeholders. Lufthansa Consulting clients include airlines, airports and aviation authorities as well as related industries such as ground handling companies, cargo terminal operators, aircraft manufacturers and financial institutions. Our experts, including Russian speakers, are ready to assist you and find solutions to match your aviation business needs. Our clients range from global network airlines to medium size and small regional carriers, large aviation hubs and small regional airports. We look forward to working with you.

Latest Activities

  • 27 Oct 2020 , Online event

    Aircraft Finance and Lease in Russia and CIS

    During this event top air transport and financial managers enjoy open dialogue about the current state of the future perspectives of the industry’s financing perspectives as well as current best business practices.

    Join Stanislav Solomko, Head of Market Russia, CIS and the Baltic States, in the panel "Scenarios for the development of the aircraft finance and lease industry"

    Aircraft Finance and Lease in Russia and CIS event page

  • The new normal customer: New decision criteria determine how airlines can adapt their revenue management, sales and distribution

    Remember the good old days, when travelling was so simple? You just had to book a ticket and hop on the plane. However, the current pandemic has brought a paradigm shift in terms of decision-making criteria for travelling. Covid-19 has led to new personal factors determining the willingness to travel and the ability to travel has been significantly influenced by new external factors. The impact on the airline business and its current revenue management and sales structures is immense. Airlines need to understand these changes and react with flexible adjustments to their RM and sales strategy.

    Read the full article here

    This article is part of Lufthansa Consulting’s ongoing series Shaping flexible organizations: how to deal with Covid-19 uncertainties focusing on the new decision criteria of customers and how to adapt the revenue management, sales and distribution strategy. 

    If you are working for an airline, airport, ground handler, OEM, MRO or an aviation authority, we invite you to follow our article series on shaping flexible organizations.

    Other articles in the series “Shaping flexible organizations”

    A customer experience perspective on how to deal with COVID-19-induced uncertainties

    Flexible rightsizing of airline staff in times of uncertainty

    Shaping flexible organizations: an organizational perspective

    Stronger together: airline partnerships as a means of surviving COVID-19 and thriving thereafter

    Shaping flexible organizations: how to deal with COVID-19-induced uncertainties

  • Podcast: How airlines deal with the financial impacts of the COVID Crisis

    The aviation industry and airlines are suffering tremendously from financial impacts of the COVID crisis.
    In this episode of the Lufthansa Consulting Aviation Talk podcast, we discuss how airlines dealt with the significant losses of revenues so far, and which financial measures can be taken to steer through the crises and prevent bankruptcy. 

    Kathrin Thyssen provides insights into and guides the listener through airlines’ cashflow statements and balance sheets.

    Moderator: Dominique Bayer - Consultant
    Expert: Kathrin Thyssen – Consultant Organization, Strategy & Finance

    Listen to Lufthansa Consulting Aviation Talk Podcast Episode 006

  • A customer experience perspective on how to deal with COVID-19-induced uncertainties

    The COVID-19 crisis challenges airlines and airports to regain passengers’ trust in air travel whilst focusing on the right measures to spark interest in air travel again and at the same time avoid unnecessary cash-outs. Consequently, understanding the customer has never been more important in order to identify and prioritize product and service investments effectively and succeed in the swelling fight for passengers.

    The big challenge for the players of the aviation industry will be to find ways to remain successful in this competitive environment with its uncertain future. Following a customer centric approach in response to these uncertainties, on both the passenger and business side, will help to rebuild passengers’ confidence in air travel and identify the most effective measures. Lufthansa Consulting recommends aviation companies to deliberately invest in customer experience improvement measures today to stay competitive in the market in the long run.

    Read the full article here

    This article is part of Lufthansa Consulting’s ongoing series ‘Shaping flexible organizations: how to deal with COVID-19-induced uncertainties’ and focuses on the customer experience perspective.

    If you are working for an airline, airport, ground handler, OEM, MRO or an aviation authority, we invite you to follow our article series on shaping flexible organizations.


    AVIATIONVSCOVID19 is a first of its kind virtual innovation challenge organized by Lufthansa Consulting, zeroG  and Impact Week. The 60-hour innovation challenge aims to bring aviation enthusiasts, students, airline employees and employees from related industries together with our strategic partners APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association), Future Travel Experience and IFSA (International Flight Services Association) in to collaborate in trans-disciplinary teams and re-imagine the future of air travel experience during and post Covid-19 using Design Thinking and user-centric design toolkits in a virtual setting.

    Over the period of 60 hours spanning across 2.5 days, participating teams will receive the challenge to come up with solutions for the different phases in the air travel journey - pre-flight,    in-flight and post-flight phase. The team consists of five to six transdisciplinary participants such as aviation enthusiasts, airline employees, professionals from related industries and students. The teams will work virtually using digital collaboration tools and apply a Design Thinking framework to come up with user-centric solutions and innovative ideas to tackle those challenges. Each team will be facilitated by a pair of independent Design Thinking experts and domain experts / consultants from Lufthansa Consulting and zeroG.

    At the end of the challenge each team presents their solutions to a jury panel that comprises senior management from leading aviation organizations in the world. The winning teams will receive further mentorship from Lufthansa Consulting and zeroG to refine their solution as well as have an opportunity to present their ideas at the FTE APEX VIRTUAL EXPO, taking place from the 8 – 9 December 2020.

    Interested? Read more on our landing page and apply! 

    This is a call to action for every aviation enthusiast or aviation professional around the globe. Let's join our hands as an industry in bringing confidence back to people across the world to again hop on an airplane and fly!

    How can you participate?

    The participation in the challenge is FREE but there are limited places available. Only eight teams will have the chance to participate in this challenge - a total of max. 50 participants. Thus, we only encourage candidates, who can fully devote 2.5 days of their time to register.

    You need to fulfill the following requirements to participate:

    You are currently working for an airline or aviation related company, pursuing a Masters/ MBA/PhD degree, or are a young professional/entrepreneur with a strong affinity towards the air travel industry

    You must devote your full time virtually for 2.5 days while participating in the challenge (circa. 8 hours per full day)

    You must be fluent in English

    You must have a strong internet connection which can be accessed with a laptop or PC

    Participants will be allocated by the organizers to a team based on their background and interest in tackling the challenge for pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight.


EASA Part-145 conformity assistance

Airline in Russian Federation

Processes and procedures were improved to conform with EASA requirements, particularly in material related activities. The airline achieved the first steps towards compliance both as an organization and as a maintenance organization.

Extended market potential analysis, traffic forecast and peak capacity analysis

Airport in Russia

Independent and professional market potential analysis and traffic forecast for the Russian airport with capacity requirements analysis. Benefits were a clear understanding of the Russian market dynamics and the potential of the airport at national level, network development opportunities, quantification of the traffic potential of the airport and flight plan projections for the next 30 years.

Five-year network development plan update

Russian Airline Group

Optimized route network of airlines of the Group with regards to their interconnection in order to maximize profitability. Optimized schedule for the five-year period with recommendations for fleet planning strategy. Systematic approach to frequency and capacity changes based on level of contribution of a given route to the Group network and enabled economic based decisions.



Best of Consulting

For the second time in a row Lufthansa Consulting has been awarded the renowned consultancy prize "Best of Consulting" by the German weekly business news magazine WirtschaftsWoche. The “Excellent” award went to a successful Air Service Development project with Auckland International Airport, the largest airport of New Zealand and the third busiest international airport in Australasia. Lufthansa Consulting and its client Auckland International Airport are incredibly pleased about the award and that the WirtschaftsWoche jury could also be convinced of this successful project. Both look very much forward to their further productive and prosperous cooperation.