Regional Market South America

About Lufthansa Consulting South America

Since the opening of the first intercontinental flight from Europe to Rio de Janeiro in 1956, aviation has become an important part of the economy of South America.

Although it has faced many challenges, the aviation industry in South America has been growing constantly during the last years. The numbers of passengers travelling within the continent are increasing rapidly, thus demanding more from airlines. Economic stability and higher income allow an increasing number of South Americans to travel for leisure and business purposes. The necessity for improvements in security measures leads to better decision making by airlines and airport companies, as well as by the highest authority­­­ in aviation-the Civil Aviation Authority.

The demand derived from international events, such as the World Soccer Championship 2014 and the Olympic Games 2016, speed up growth and create the necessity for detailed planning and appropriate solution finding. Lufthansa Consulting supports the effective, fast and transparent development of such projects.


Latest activities

  • 28 - 30 Oct 2018 , Panama City, Panama

    ALTA Airline Leaders Forum

    ALTA is the Latin America and Caribbean Air Transport Association. The annual ALTA Airline Leaders Forum is the largest event of its nature in the Latin American and Caribbean commercial aviation industry. The Forum is designed to stimulate an international dialogue that promotes a safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly air transport in the region.

    Meet Liége Emmerz, Head of Market South America, at the event.

    ALTA Airline Leaders Forum

  • 11 - 13 Jun 2018 , Buenos Aires, Argentina

    9th Pan American Safety Summit

    Hosted by ALTA and JURCA, in partnership with ICAO, IATA and the Flight Safety Foundation, the Pan American Aviation Safety Summit focuses on reviewing safety trends and developing solutions that are critical to the future of the aviation industry, specifically in the Pan American region. The collaborative actions stemming from key conversations, seminars, and safety committee meetings with influential industry professionals on mutual concerns and emerging issues have contributed to the improvement of aviation safety in the region.

    Meet Liége Emmerz, Head of Market South America, at the event.

    9th Pan American Safety Summit

  • 21 - 24 May 2018 , Honolulu, Hawaii

    Agifors Airline Operations

    At the Agifors Airline Operations Study Group the major topics to be discussed and reviewed relate to aircraft maintenance, airport systems, aviation security, operations control, dependability, robust scheduling, tactical planning, ground resource management, and air traffic management.

    Delegates are invited to share ideas, thoughts, current trends, philosophies, and latest technological advances on any of the above topics.

    The forum is aimed at airline senior managers, airline personnel, vendors, and members of academia to review the most pressing issues facing airline operations today, offer potential solutions, and provide opportunity for high level networking.

    Information will include airline updates on the latest happenings and plans in the near term for new business processes, systems replacements and/or upgrades and also technical presentations from leading experts in the airline industry.

    There aill be vendors exhibitions in the field of airline operations control, airport planning systems, crew management, and maintenance planning.

    Meet Martin Sedlacek, Senior Consultant, at this event.

    Agifors Airline Operations

  • 20 - 22 May 2018 , Riviera Maya, Mexico

    ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference

    The ALTA CCMA & MRO conference is a premier annual maintenance and technical purchasing event focusing on four key industry pillars - innovation, technology, efficiency and regulations - in order to develop solutions that maximize aviation's economic and social footprint in the region. Over 750 attendees and over 100 airline representatives are expected.

    Meet Liége Emmerz, Head of Market South America, at the event.

    ALTAA CCMA & MRO Conference website

  • 26 Apr 2018 , Brasilia, Brazil

    Airport Infra Expo

    Airport Infra Expo has the focus to catalyze the airport infrastructure sector development in Latin America, especially in Brazil, gathering several segments and giving exhibitors and buyers an opportunity for knowledge and information exchange, as well as meaningful business contacts. The three priorities are: market, target group, promotion.

    Meet Liége Emmerz, Head of Market South America, at the event in Brasilia.

    Airport Infra Expo




Improvement of flight safety standards

Flight operations of Brazilian energy corporation

Improved safety levels through standardized procedures and implementation of higher operations standards. Staff training and audits ensure conformity with higher standards and continued improvements.

Network optimization and fleet plan validation

Brazilian airline

To secure the future viability and growth of the airline, Lufthansa Consulting optimized the route network and identified new potential markets. Recommendations for short and long term fleet planning were defined to support the network optimization.

Cargo terminal enhancement

Brazilian airport

The efficiency of the existing cargo terminal facilities was improved to handle the future cargo demand until at least 2018. The client is the number one freight airport in Brazil with a terminal area of 96,000sqm handling 439,000t of cargo per year.