Regional Market Page Europe

About Lufthansa Consulting Europe

 

Europe is an increasingly challenging market for the aviation industry. A growing number of constraints such as additional taxes, a rising number of night curfews, changing customer behavior or growing competition mean that aviation businesses have to continuously update their strategy and efficiency to ensure sustainability. To support you in dealing with upcoming challenges, we keep track of the latest industry developments and continuously develop our service portfolio.

Lufthansa Consulting enjoys a strong market presence in our European home region and we have a long-standing track record of successfully completed project assignments. Although our focus is on the aviation industry - airport, airlines, investors and service providers are our key clients - we also serve adjacent industries such as tourism, logistics and other modes of transportation in elaborating customized solutions.

Please contact me to discuss your business venture.

Latest activities

  • Expert aviation solutions for ever-changing realities

    The air transport industry is facing a challenging economic and geopolitical environment. Aviation’s top leaders meet this week at the IATA AGM and World Air Transport Summit in Doha, Qatar to discuss the dynamic situation. Recovery from the effects of COVID-19 continues to progress, but at different rates in different parts of the world. The Ukraine war is having an impact on fuel prices, changing operations and creating uncertainties about globalization. The topic of sustainability is dominating the industry agenda like never before. Creating a customer centric environment by applying new technological developments remains a priority. Airlines need to adapt to this ever-changing environment, and having a smart steering approach to master all these challenges is essential.

    As the aviation industry heads into a post-pandemic era of growth and new opportunities, airlines need to focus on flexibility, efficiency, sustainability and profitability.

    Lufthansa Consulting can support your airline with its comprehensive expert solutions and services. Our specialists equip your airline with the relevant passenger and cargo market perspective and develop a tailored commercial strategy. It is more important than ever to ensure your airline has a robust traffic forecast, the right network and operational strategy including partnerships. Optimal fleet planning and the right choice of aircraft help airlines to adapt to fuel and operational dynamics.  Productive asset deployment and rigorous performance tracking prepare your airline to succeed in a dynamic future.

    Crafting a customer centric environment by applying new technological developments, our experts focus on enhancing customer satisfaction to secure loyalty, increase profitability and realize growth opportunities. Airlines which invest into customer experience measures during challenging and dynamic times will be rewarded with customer loyalty and a lucrative return on investment.

    Move ahead to a sustainable future. Rely on our expertise in the field of airline services!

    Discover our expert services for your airline:

    Our Airline Services overview

    Commercial expertise

    Operations expertise

    Latest podcast "The great awakening – Back to operational stability" and other episodes

  • 14 - 16 Jun 2022 , Hamburg, Germany

    Aircraft Interiors Expo

    Aircraft Interiors Expo: The Destination for the global cabin interiors industry

    The event for the cabin interiors industry is taking place in-person. Delegates come together to meet with leading suppliers to find the latest innovations, discover recent insights and trends from sector experts and reconnect with the global industry.

    AIX is the professional platform where airlines, designers, engineers, specifiers, and manufacturers come together to share, collaborate, and find practical and innovative solutions.  

    Designed to support the global interiors community to create cabin concepts of the future, AIX brings together the widest range of products, ideas, and solutions in one definitive marketplace.

    Cabin Interior is a key element within the customer journey and Lufthansa Consulting delegates are looking forward to innovative developments and ideas on #AIX to further improve the customer experience onboard. The aviation event is important opportunity to discuss trends, cabin innovation and future flying.

    Meet Kira Schleipen, an expert from out Customer Exeprience Team at the Aircraft Interiors Expo.

    Aircraft Interiors Expo event page

  • Meet Lufthansa Consulting’s experts at their exhibition stand at Routes Europe in Bergen

    Lufthansa Consulting’s Senior Partner Ronald Schulz with consultants Luisa Grasshoff and Ainesh Advani take part in the Route Development Forum for Europe from 18 - 20 May 2022 in Bergen, Norway. The expert team welcomes visitors to their exhibition stand S17 and looks forward to a lively exchange with the aviation community on-site on how to drive the recovery of Europe’s route networks.

    At the conference, the aviation consultants show their range of services tailored to the needs of a post-COVID recovery:

    For airports they present Lufthansa Consulting’s robust Air Service Development product that equips airline network planners in relevant route decision making. The program also factors in the recently increased importance of Air Cargo to the industry. Separately, they would like to present and discuss different performance simulation tools to assess a new route’s potential.

    For airlines the experts look forward to discussing their comprehensive suite of network planning offerings. The aviation industry is heading into a post-pandemic era of growth and new opportunities with a strong focus on efficiency and sustainability. It is more important than ever to ensure an airline has a robust traffic forecast, the right network strategy (including partnerships), the optimal choice of aircraft, productive asset deployment and rigorous performance tracking.

    For tourism stakeholders the consultancy addresses how to turn challenges into opportunities for a sustainable regrowth to the benefit of the entire tourism operating system in a post-COVID world.

    Looking forward to meet you in Bergen! Feel free to easily contact Ronald, Luisa and Ainesh via the Routes App!

  • Lufthansa Consulting in the media: Airline Business/FlightGlobal.com and Airliner World

    Lufthansa Consulting recently achieved a very good visibility in two major aviation trade magazines with statement publications from some of our experts. We highly recommend the article about airline dept in Airline Business/FlightGlobal.com as well as a feature on Africa's aviation potential in the current April issue of Airliner World.

    Airline Business/FlightGlobal.com and Airliner World article

    Also tune into our podcast series AviationTalk with insights into various exciting trend aviation topics on Spotify, Apple Podcast and Amazon Music. Listen to the recent episode “The great awakening – Back to operational stability” or into previous editions.

    Listen to our Lufthansa Aviation Talk Podcast Episode 019 here

  • Lufthansa Consulting ranked among the top consulting firms in Germany

    Lufthansa Consulting is once again represented in the "Best Consultants 2022” ranking of the renowned German business and trend magazine brandeins for the seventh time! The consultant rating is greatly respected throughout a wide range of industries and is based on recommendations from industry experts and client assessments.

    Lufthansa Consulting is listed top of the category "aerospace and defense" The aviation consultancy received the highest possible rating of three points, both in the evaluation of experts and of clients. In the area "transport, traffic and logistics" it achieved two of three points from both evaluator groups.

    "It's absolutely great that we have again been honored by the highly esteemed brandeins magazine in 2022," says a delighted Lufthansa Consulting Managing Director Hannes Müller. "Particularly after the second year of the pandemic, this award means a lot to the entire Lufthansa Consulting team. The success makes us proud and motivates us to continuously go the extra mile for our clients, even in these challenging times. It also confirms that our company is a very attractive employer which supports our current recruitment offensive.”

    brandeins Best Consultants ranking 2022  (in German)

Projects

Airport marketing and route development to the Russian and CIS markets

German airport

Airport marketing efforts on behalf of the German Airport and a tailored route study convince targeted Russian airline to commence services from the German airport to Russia and CIS.

Market entry strategy

Portuguese charter airline

The charter airline required support in entering the scheduled commercial aviation market. The Lufthansa Consulting team analyzed the market, facilitated cooperation with a major scheduled carrier and recommended a commercial and fleet plan.

Fuel procedures and policy review

Airline in United Kingdom

Fuel policies and procedures were evaluated and benchmarked against best practice to identify potential fuel saving initiatives. The recommended implementation program promises considerable yield savings.


Clients

Best Consultants 2022

Best Consultants 2022: Lufthansa Consulting ranked among the top consulting firms in Germany

Listed by brandeins, the renowned German business and trend magazine, for the seventh time. Lufthansa Consulting ranked top of the category "aerospace and defense" and ranked high in the area "transport, traffic and logistics". The rating is greatly respected throughout a wide range of industries and is based on recommendations from industry experts and client assessments.