Regional Market 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.
Lufthansa Consulting is again participating in the GAD Global Airport Development Forum, the world's leading airport privatization and finance event. This year, the company performs a speech in the GAD Talks session and also contributes as Associate Sponsor at this prestigious conference. In his presentation on 12 November the company’s Managing Director Dr Andreas Jahnke addresses the topic “What are the growth drivers for a regional airport and how can investors realize the full potential of emerging markets”? During the forum from 11 - 14 November 2019 in Dublin, Ireland, he will be accompanied by Associate Partner Stanislav Solomko and Askhat Torshin, representative from our Moscow office. They will be delighted to discuss any relevant issues with the GAD World delegates.
The conference is the only meeting dedicated to investing in airports. The event has been tracking private investment in airports and deals for 26 years and is the forum dedicated to ownership and investment models. Strategic and financial investors come to find out how to optimize airport assets, generate traffic growth and increase revenues, as well as understand the regulatory models that define airport ROI.
The worldwide cost of operational disruptions in 2018 is estimated to be over 65bn Euros and as the pressure in 2019 has further increased, Lufthansa Consulting expects an even higher need for action.
Our experts firmly believe that operations improvement programs across the whole aviation industry can have a significant impact. To connect our vision of Operational Excellence with airline perspectives we created an online survey to understand the latest developments and maturity of the industry in this area.
We would like to invite airline managers (Operations Directors, Operations Excellence Project Managers or the Heads of OCC) to take part in our research by 08 November 2019.
The survey focuses on Schedule and Operations Planning, Operations Steering and Performance Management. Areas of research range from the company culture to the use of artificial intelligence and cover particularly areas of Scheduling, Flight Operations/Operations Control (OCC) and Ground Operations.
The questionnaire has 40 questions and should not take more than 30 minutes to complete. Only one questionnaire should be answered per airline.
If you would like to participate or have any questions, please click here, fill in your details and put the word “SURVEY2019” into the message.
Your Benefit: The outcomes of this anonymous study will be published in early 2020, allowing you to benchmark your company with the industry and identify your individual strengths and areas for development. You can also select to identify your company and receive a more detailed individualized report about the status of your operational excellence.
As a result of the joint project with Lufthansa Consulting since February this year, Turkmenistan Airlines (TUA) has confirmed compliance with technical requirements related to air operations of Third Country Operators in the EU (Part-TCO). After the on-site audit by EASA in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan at the end of September, the European Aviation Safety Agency reauthorized the airline as Third Country Operator (TCO) on 11 October 2019.
The carrier has been committed to raising its performance and took immediate action following the difficulties in satisfying relevant requirements in context with the EU Safety Authorizations for foreign air operators – EASA TCO at the beginning of this year. The project started with an assessment of the situation and the development of the recovery plan. In the course of the assignment experts of Lufthansa Consulting and a dedicated team from Turkmenistan Airlines specialized in quality, safety, flight operations and maintenance worked together on both the management system changes and the practical implemen-tation. The team from Turkmenistan Airlines, supported by the management, demonstrated high flexibility during the implementation and commitment to change. They went the extra mile to achieve the goals.
During the project, Turkmenistan Airlines regularly presented progress reports on the improvement in safety standards to the EASA TCO team which finally lead to TUA's formal request for the mandatory on-site assessment by EASA.
“Together with our client Turkmenistan Airlines we are delighted and proud of jointly having achieved this great success to reauthorize the airline as Third Country Operator,” states Lufthansa Consulting’s Managing Director Dr. Andreas Jahnke. “There are certain tasks to be done by the operator to ensure sustainable implementation of the measures and Lufthansa Consulting is looking forward to continuing the fruitful cooperation.”
Turkmenistan Airlines is the flag carrier of Turkmenistan with headquarters in the country’s capital Ashgabat. The airline operates domestic and international passenger and cargo services mainly from its hub at Ashgabat International Airport. The airline transports more than 5,000 passengers daily within the country and nearly three million passengers annually on the international and domestic routes together. The fleet consists of modern Western aircraft (such as Boeing 737, 757, 777) and a cargo fleet of IL 76.
A profound Air Service Development program has major benefits for a wide range of stakeholders. The airport’s shareholders profit from increased shareholder value and return on investment whilst also preserving the sustainability of the airport strategy. Passengers embrace having greater connectivity to the world allowing them to travel to more destinations in a flexible manner. They also profit from lower ticket prices due to increased competition.
A further aspect which is often neglected by airports is the conservation of present traffic. Part of an effective Air Service Development program is not only the launch of new routes and the growth of existing capacity, such as a frequency increase or the use of larger aircraft on a current route, but also the sheer retention of these air services.
Catrin Drawer, Associate Partner at Lufthansa Consulting, elaborates on this: “During my two decades of business experience on the African continent and beyond, I have seen a multitude of airport operators constructing ultra-modern airport facilities for hundreds of million US dollars. Once the airports are ready, traffic stagnates, because the investment in an Air Service Development program has not been considered in the budget.”
Unlocking this potential is challenging since many airports struggle with a limited understanding of airline network management skills, in addition to a lack of resources and data to develop air services. Airports focus on different KPI’s and are not fluent in the “airline language” which often makes negotiations ineffective. Our experts undertand the airline plannning process and commerical decision criteria.
Catrin Drawer summarizes Lufthansa Consulting’s strengths and how the consultants support clients: “Besides having airline network planning expertise with state-of-the-art data bases and network simulation tools, our clients benefit from our objective analysis which allows the establishment of a trustworthy basis for discussion with our client’s (potential) airline customers all over the world. We are very realistic about a route’s commercial potential which makes our ASD approach industry-proven.”
Read the full article by Luisa Grasshoff published in the latest issue of Africa Wings: Driving connectivity on the African continent
Meet our team of Air Service Development and Network and Fleet Management experts at our exhibition stand at World Routes in Adelaide
As a seasoned speaker from last year’s event, Lufthansa Consulting is attending Air Convention Europe from 16 - 18 September 2019 in Vilnius, Lithuania contributing a speech in the conference main panel, the Commercial Aviation Forum.
Stanislav Solomko, the company’s Associate Partner and Head of Russia, CIS and the Baltic States, speaks about "Airport investor stress test for a base airline – concept and business case" at the event session on 17 September.
The Commercial Aviation Forum reviews progressive solutions, significant developments and the game-changers of the industry and also covers each of its sectors. It aims to explore existing market patterns and examine trends and challenges of the global aviation business.
The AIR Convention event is a new highlight among important conferences and exhibitions of commercial aviation with a strong focus on innovation. With executive representatives from leading airlines, airports, and other key industry players, the congress puts the European aviation market into the main spotlight.
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.
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.
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.