Kurt Hofmann

Kurt Hofmann has been writing about the airline industry for nearly 15 years for a number of different media outlets in Europe. He appears frequently on Austrian television to discuss issues affecting commercial aviation. He joined ATW in 2004 and is a regular contributor to ATWOnline with a special focus on Germany, Switzerland and Austria, as well as Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Articles by Kurt Hofmann
Turkish Airlines Boeing 737NG
Turkish Airlines adds 10th Russian destination; opens first international lounge
Turkish Airlines has launched 3X-weekly Istanbul-Stavropol service, its 247th destination and 10th Russian route.
Lufthansa extends early seat reservation fees to long-haul services
Lufthansa economy passengers who reserve a specific seat at the time of booking will incur a €25 ($34.50) extra charge on long-haul flights from April 28.
Reports: Low-cost regional pilots considered for Swiss Boeing 777-300ER fleet
Swiss International Air Lines is reportedly considering using pilots from low-cost subsidiary Swiss European Air Lines to operate its new Boeing 777-300ER fleet as the carrier faces more competition from Gulf carriers. It is scheduled to take delivery of its new 777 fleet beginning in 2016.
Oneworld seeks to fill white spots in global network 
Oneworld alliance—which recently welcomed US Airways and Brazil’s TAM in its largest ever expansion—continues to seek airlines to fill remaining white spots in its global network.
Austrian Airlines Boeing 777
Austrian Airlines hit by crises in Middle East, Russia and Ukraine
Austrian Airlines said the crises in the Middle East, Russia and Ukraine are having a negative impact on demand, forcing the carrier to adjust capacities, according to CCO Karsten Benz.
Austrian Airlines Fokker 70
Austrian Airlines eyes replacing aging Fokker fleet 
Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines—one of the largest remaining Fokker 70/100 operators—is working on replacement solutions for the aging aircraft.
Air Astana Boeing 767-300ER
Air Astana eyes Paris and Prague services after EU lifts safety ban
Kazakhstan-based Air Astana will increase frequencies on existing European routes and add new destinations to Paris and Prague after the European Union (EU) Air Safety Committee (ASC) lifted restrictions.
Vueling A320
Vueling CEO: Managing seasonal fleet overcapacity is challenging 
Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling has implemented several measures to reduce seasonal fleet overcapacity, but CEO Alex Cruz told ATW that managing seasonal fluctuations is getting harder as its fleet grows.
Airberlin Airbus A330-200
Oneworld, airberlin say alliance benefits struggling airline 
Airberlin’s membership in oneworld does not ensure the carrier will be profitable, but the alliance acts as a positive force by helping the German carrier generate additional revenue, according to oneworld CEO Bruce Ashby.
ATW Photo Gallery - Airbus unveils flight-test A350 XWB cabin interior
A selection of photos of A350 XWB from Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg
Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines stop flights to Libya
Lufthansa and subsidiary Austrian Airlines have stopped flights to Libya indefinitely due to security concerns after a bomb exploded in March at Tripoli International Airport, damaging the main runway.
Airbus A350 XWB Customer Definition Centre
Airbus inaugurates A350 XWB center in Hamburg
Airbus has inaugurated its A350 XWB Customer Definition Centre (CDC) during the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014 in Hamburg.
Airbus A350 XWB premium class
Airbus unveils flight-test A350 XWB cabin interior in Hamburg 2
Airbus has unveiled the development cabin interior of its A350 XWB flight-test aircraft MSN002 at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg.
Schwab: Star Alliance may need a second carrier in Brazil 
Star Alliance may need a second carrier in Brazil after TAM left the alliance for oneworld, Star CEO Mark Schwab told ATW.
S7 Airlines evaluates future narrowbody fleet 
Russia’s S7 Airlines is evaluating a future narrowbody fleet as the carrier continues to grow in its home market, with passenger boardings up 13% year-over-year.

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