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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 12 - 18 Mar 2022 , Mombasa, Kenya

    ACI Africa

    A new vision for a resilient and sustainable African airport industry

    67th ACI Board and Committees meetings regional conference and exhibition will be held in Mombasa.

    The programme covers a series of innovative sessions on strategical subject matters. Delegates are invited to take the opportunity to discover the educational opportunities of the conference.

    ACI-AFRICA annual event is an important networking platform and will be a chance to build relationships and help shape businesses in this prosperous region.

    The exhbition provides a unique opportunity to showcase products or services among the top decision makers of the airports community.

    ACI Africa conference programme

    ACI Africa event page

  • Guest lecture "Introduction to Network and Fleet Planning" at Cranfield University

    Our Lufthansa Consulting network and fleet planning experts once again delivered a guest lecture for graduate students at Cranfield University. On 17 February, Arvind Chandrasekhar, Associate Partner and Head of Solution Group Network and Fleet Management as well as Consultant Johann Gies conducted their "Introduction to Network and Fleet Planning" to the students of the MSc in Air Transport Management. The group discussed how network planning works within an organization, the basics of developing a plan and the impact and implications of Covid-19. In addition, the class brought the topic to life through a case study for a new intercontinental route.

    "We greatly value our longstanding relationship with Cranfield University, and thank Professor Andy Foster for inviting us to speak to his class. It’s always a pleasure to engage with the future of our industry," said Arvind Chandrasekhar after the lecture session.

    The postgraduate university has world-class expertise in its sector-leading specialist areas, particularly also in the field of aviation.

Projects

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.


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.