Regional Market Southern Africa & 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.
Lufthansa Consulting has once again been awarded the coveted consultancy prize "Best of Consulting" by the renowned German weekly business news magazine WirtschaftsWoche.
Managing Director Hannes Müller, Partner Catrin Drawer, Managing Consultant and Project Manager Sascha Vogel as well as Marlene Hollwurtel from Marketing and Communications proudly accepted the award for the third place in the category "Strategy” at the award ceremony on 30 November 2023 in Düsseldorf.
The prize was awarded to a successful project with TAAG Angola Airlines, the national carrier of Angola. Lufthansa Consulting supported TAAG in developing an ambitious, realistic, data‑profound and financially proven Business Blueprint formed by a 5 Year Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan aims to enable TAAG becoming a sustainably successful business entity and an airline of choice for passenger and cargo services connecting Southern Africa with the world. The Plan includes a new strategy, an optimized network and fleet plan, commercial and operational concepts as well as an organizational re-design and financial model.
Both companies worked closely together to identify optimization opportunities and jointly developed future-facing business concepts for the airline. Lufthansa Consulting supported TAAG’s executive management with advice through a change management and communication concept to execute the Strategic Plan and foster transformation within the organization.
Today, the efforts and actions of TAAG Angola Airlines’ management board have generated relevant outcomes, such as positive financial results, new regional and international routes and a sustainable fleet acquisition plan in progress towards a vision to position the company as a reference in Africa.
TAAG Angola Airlines’ CEO commented: “TAAG Angola Airlines congratulates Lufthansa Consulting for being awarded the “Best of Consulting” prize by WirtschaftsWoche. Working closely with Lufthansa Consulting on our 5 Year Strategic Plan program was indeed valuable for our growth and compliance with best practices, Lufthansa Consulting has greatly assisted our airline in successfully achieving major milestones and resources to address our challenges ahead”, says Eduardo Fairen.
Above all, the strategic importance of this project for TAAG and also for the country should be emphasized. It makes an important contribution to the macroeconomic development of Angola’s trade and transport sector: introduction of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), opening of air travel through the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) as an African Union Agenda 2063 flagship project and opening of the New International Airport Luanda as hub in South-Western Africa and home base to the national carrier TAAG.
Lufthansa Consulting and its client TAAG Angola Airlines 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.
The aviation experts from Lufthansa Consulting have been awarded by WirschaftsWoche already for the third time: In 2018 with the 1st place in the category “Competitive Strategy”, in 2019 with the “Excellent” price in the category "Marketing & Organization" and this year with the 3rd place in the category “Strategy”.
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is welcoming all its airline members, partners and industry stakeholders to the 55th Annual General Assembly (AGA) & Summit of the Association. The Assembly is being held at the kind invitation of Uganda Airlines.
The pariticipants will disucuss current topics such as digitizing service throughout the whole customer journey, sustainable aviation, the development of intra-Africa tourism and air travel, and diversity, equity and inclusivity to shape the future aviation workforce in Africa.
At the CEO round table Vincent Hütte, Associate Partner and Head of Solution Group Strategy and Organization will join the panel discussion.
Meet Catrin Drawer, Head of Business Development Africa at Lufthansa Consulting, at the Assembly. Both our delegates look forward to discussing current aviation issues and your business aspirations with you in Kampala.
GAD ist the largest and most senior gathering of global public and private airport directors, operators, investors, financiers and industry experts.
GAD World is where the airport operator and investor community network, share expertise and learn from the market leaders. Given the current inflationary environment, airport operators, strategic and financial investors are signing up to tap into global expertise on managing costs and ROI in airports.
Ilias Maragkakis, Associate Partner and Head of the Solution Group Infrastructure & Operations, will moderate the panel discussion on Day One focussing on "The brave new world of infrastructure investment" which will address the topics
Meet our delegates Ilias Maragkakis and Malte Schillmann to discuss solutions for airport investors and operators. Don’t miss this opportunity to take the market temperature and find out about upcoming projects.
Lufthansa Consulting is once again sponsoring this prestigious event.
The 70th Board meeting, Regional Committees meetings, Annual General Assembly and Conference and Exhibition of ACI Africa takes place in Dakar, Senegal this year.
The theme of the Conference, “Resilience through innovation”, will allow delegates to address the major challenges, following the Covid19 pandemic crisis as well as the innovative solutions to be considered for the sustainable recovery of our industry which has been severely affected.
Safety, Security, Customer Experience, Infrastructure and Business development, Technological Innovation, Environment and Sustainability, etc.,challenge the aviaition industry and will be discussed in the various panels and meetings which will be organized during the six days.
Meet Catrin Drawer, Head of Market Africa at this event and also at the CEO Round Table
The Airlines Association of Southern Africa meets this year under the motto: "Possibilities from reality" and the under following calls for action: Action, Adapt, Sustain, Achieve.
TAAG Angola Airlines, the national carrier of Angola, will host the 53rd annual general assembly in Luanda.
AASA represents members in the southern African region and Indian Ocean Islands. The Association has a range of priority issues including open skies for Africa, Single African Air Transport Market, climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, and support of gender diversity and inclusion initiatives in the southern African aviation industry.
Meet Catrin Drawer, Head of Market Africa, at the assembly. She looks forward to discussing current topics in the aviation industry and your business aspirations with you in Luanda.
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.
Business process reengineering and implementation support results in 24.8 m EUR net EBITDA client benefit and improved customer satisfaction.
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.