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

  • 16 - 18 Jul 2018 , Accra, Ghana

    Routes Africa 2018

    Routes Africa is the longest standing aviation forum bringing together leading airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss air services to, from and within Africa for over a decade. By uniting the region’s key decision makers, Routes Africa provides a platform for key decision makers to update their industry knowledge, discuss potential and existing air services, and network with industry influencers.

    Routes Africa brings together top-level speakers from across the sphere of aviation to discuss the most pressing issues facing the industry. Will the Single African Air Transport Market agreement enable large airlines to emerge and dominate the industry? How can the region's airlines tackle the challenges faced by aging infrastructure and rising oil prices? Delegates look forward to actionable insights to update their industry knowledge during the Routes Africa conference programme. 

    Meet our Lufthansa Consulting delegates Luisa Grasshoff and Karel Sucha at Routes Africa. Please contact to arrange a meeting.

    Routes Africa 2018 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

  • 11 - 13 Sep 2018 , Kigali, Rwanda

    4th African Ground Handling International Stakeholders' Conference

    Alongside thought leadership, GHI’s African Conference offers a unique networking forum for busy aviation managers and directors to make new contacts, exchange best practice and discover new products and services. Over 400 One-to-One meetings are expected to take place this year.

    Meet Bruno Boucher, Associate Partner and Head of Market Africa, at the event.

    4th African Ground Handling International Stakeholders' Conference website 

  • 12 - 14 Jun 2018 , Cape Town, South Africa


    The event is focused on developing air connectivity to, form and within the continent. AviaDev facilitate this process via pre-arranged meetings, interactive workshops, an exhibition and networking events. The event will take place alongside an AHIF (Africa Hotel Investment Forum) Regional Briefing, offering the opportunity for the aviation and hospitality industries to build a co-ordinated approach to tourism development on the continent.

    Meet Catrin Drawer, Head of Market Southern Africa & Indian Ocean, at the event.

    AviaDev website

  • 11 - 12 Apr 2018 , Baghdad, Iraq

    Iraq Airports Aviation Forum

    The Iraq Airports Aviation Forum,(IAAF) a dedicated industry event is held under the patronage of H.E. Khadim Fenjan Al Hamami, the Minister of Transport, Republic of Iraq and organized in association with Iraq Civil Aviation Authority, Iraqi Airways and Baghdad international Airport, that will focus on the progress of all the segments of its airports and aviation industry needs.

    IAAF will feature over 50 leading companies and showcase their latest technology, products and services and will attract the Iraqi and international speakers, who will deliver presentations on developments, technological innovations, proven effective business practices and share their knowledge at the concurrently held conference which will gather over 150 delegates and 1500 trade visitor’s will attend the event.

    IAAF provides an unique opportunity to the Iraqi and global industry players to meet the senior decision makers from the Ministry of Transport, Iraqi Ariways, Iraq airports directors, procurement heads of the several key departments at the Ministry, Airports and Iraqi registered careers.

    Meet Catrin Drawer, Associate Partner and Head of Southern Africa and Indian Ocean, at the forum.

    Iraq Airports Aviation Forum website


Technical assistance for Civil Aviation Authority

CAA in Middle East

The modernization of the CAA improved aviation safety and security systems according to ICAO and EU standards. By introducing more efficient processes and structures the authority profited from long- term business planning.

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.