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

  • 18 - 19 Oct 2018 , México City, México

    Latin America Airport Expansion Summit

    At the 5th Latin America Airport Expansion Summit, government officials, investors, airports, airport management groups and civil aviation authorities will go in discussion with consultants, architects, construction companies, equipment providers and service groups, in order to better explore the market.

    Meet Liége Emmerz, Head of Market South America, at the summit in México City.

    Latin America Airport Expansion Summit website

  • Hat trick: Lufthansa Consulting awarded as one of Germany's leading consultancies for third time in a row

    Lufthansa Consulting has made it into the “brand eins” list of the best consultants in Germany for the third time! The company is successfully represented in two categories and is placed under the best consultants in the industries Transportation, Traffic & Logistics and in Aviation & Aerospace, Defense. As in the previous year, the aviation experts were able to impress with their high level of perceived customer satisfaction by achieving a result of 2.5 out of 3 in the client survey.

    “brand eins” is a renowned German business magazine with a reach of over 92.000 copies. Their fifth annual ranking of consulting companies is distinguished and highly respected within all kind of industries and known as the largest in Germany. Only 293 consultancies out of 19.000 management consultancy firms in Germany have made it onto the list for 2018.

    For the evaluation, over 1.700 consultants were asked for their recommendations. In the second step, 1.500 clients rated the consulting companies based on their personal experiences.

    Lufthansa Consulting is honored to receive this prestigious accolade yet again and looks forward to continue its role as a top consultant.

    Read more on the “brand eins” German interactive website

  • 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

  • 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 website 

  • 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 website


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.