Regional Market Southern Africa & Indian Ocean

About Lufthansa Consulting Southern Africa and Indian Ocean

Southern Africa and Indian Ocean is an exciting and dynamic area, which is currently experiencing strong economic growth and increased tourism. This leads to a demand for intermodal transport infrastructure solutions to serve the markets and satisfy international investor requirements. Passengers and goods need safe and reliable transport. Establishing a comprehensive civil aviation administration framework is crucial to ensure safe and secure operations and open sky policies. We are experienced in the intricacies of the strategic development and capacity building of airports and airlines in expanding markets.

Iraq and Jordan also lie within my area of responsibility. Both countries require a competitive aviation infrastructure and need to enhance their CAA framework. Modern and reliable airlines are key to keeping pace with the challenging Middle East and European carriers. A strong aviation industry will be able to support the local economy in the future for the benefit of the communities and their people.

Please feel free to contact me at any time to discuss the challenges you are facing in the transport sector. 


Latest activities

  • 17 - 18 Jun 2020 , Baghdad, Iraq

    Iraq Aviation Expo

    Iraq Aviation Expo is a dedicated industry event held under the patronage of Iraq civil aviation authority, ministry of transport and Iraqi airways and organized in association with Baghdad international airport, that will focus on the progress of all the segments of its airports and aviation industry needs.

    Meet Catrin Drawer, Head of Markets Africa and Indian Ocean at Lufthansa Consulting to discuss your development potentials.


  • 06 - 08 May 2020 , Antananarivo, Madagascar

    AviaDev Africa

    AviaDev Africa is the only dedicated aviation air service development event for Africa, taking place on the African continent. The event is focused on building air connectivity between African nations, and also connecting Africa to the World. The event facilitates this process via meetings, interactive workshops, an exhibition and networking events.

    Meet Catrin Drawer, Head of Africa at Lufthansa Consulting to discuss your development potentials.

    AviaDev Africa event page

  • 14 - 20 Mar 2020 , Mombasa, Kenya

    ACI Africa

    Specialists and leaders from the airport community come together at the 63rd ACI Africa to discuss the main developments, challenges and opportunities for the African Aviation industry.

    Meet Catrin Drawer, Associate Partner and Head of Market Africa at this event.

    Catrin will speak in the panel addressing "Airport privatization in Africa : Current situation and future trend"

    ACI Africa website

  • 04 - 05 Mar 2020 , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Aviation Africa

    5th Aviation Africa Summit & Exhibition - Addis Ababa 2020 hosted by Ethiopian Airlines. Aviation Africa is a major trade event for the aerospace and defence industries.

    The event is a 2 day summit and exhibition. Speakers will include leaders from African airlines, civil aviation authorities, business aviation & support industries. The co-located exhibition will feature over 100 global aviation companies.

    Meet our delegate Catrin Drawer, Associate Partner and Head of Regional Market Africa.

    Aviation Africa event website

  • 19 - 20 Feb 2020 , Accra, Ghana

    8th Annual Africa Airport Expansion Summit

    At the 8th Airport Expansion Summit, civil aviations and transport authorities, investors, airport owners, airlines and air traffic experts will go in discussion with consultant, architects,  construction companies, equipment providers, technology vendors and service groups, and explore Africa`s airport market and its multiple opportunities.

    Air transportation has become essential to overcome vast and challenging territories like the African continent`s, and is expected to grow in passenger numbers by 4.7 per cent per year to reach 294 million by 2034. Although it currently only means a bit more the 2 % of the global market.

    The rise of the economic development in African regions, having six out of the ten fastest growing economies in the world- namely Ghana, Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Senegal and Tanzania-, boosts the movement of individuals to the continent, whether for tourism or for investment purposes. Consequently, more than nearly a hundred airport projects are expected to be developed in the future years all over the continent to satisfy this transportation need.

    Catrin Drawer, Head of Business Development in Africa, Indian Ocean, Iraq and Jordan, will share her experience and views at this event.

    8th Africa Airport Expansion Summit website


Airline operations assessment

Mauritian airline

Assessment of operational areas leads to recommendations to increase efficiency and productivity. Improvements for the organizational structure, and processes and procedures were defined by the consultant team.

Airport economics consulting & strategy development

International airport in South Africa

Business process reengineering and implementation support results in 24.8 m EUR net EBITDA client benefit and improved customer satisfaction.

Airport Master Plan for strategic airport development

Airport in the Indian Ocean region

Planning guidelines to optimize the utilization of existing facilities of the airport to meet the projected capacity of c.6.2 million annual passengers in 2033. Strategic development of the airport and outline of efficient utilization of airport assets to create space to expand passenger terminal and new air cargo, commercial and heliport area.



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.