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.

Germanwings Airbus A319
Lufthansa to expand low-cost model for intercontinental services 
Lufthansa is considering establishing new low-cost carriers (LCCs) for intercontinental and European air services as it looks for ways to increase profitability.
Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F
Lufthansa reduces 2014 ASK growth by more than 50% 1
Lufthansa Passenger Airlines will reduce its 2014 ASK growth by more than 50% and will remove five aircraft from its European network and three from intercontinental routes in the 2014/15 winter timetable period.
Adria Airways Bombardier CRJ900
Adria Airways, Croatia Airlines delay privatization plans
Slovenia-based Adria Airways and Croatia flag carrier Croatia Airlines have decided to freeze plans for privatization this summer.
Lufthansa Boeing 747-8I
Lufthansa is committed to 261 aircraft orders 
Lufthansa remains committed to its 261 aircraft orders, valued at €31 billion ($42.4 billion), even though in June the German flag carrier reduced its earnings forecast for the year.
Ukraine International Airlines eyes Beijing services
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), which launched daily Kiev Boryspil-New York JFK services in April, is planning to extend its long-haul services to Beijing.
Condor, Sun Country Airlines expand cooperation
Germany-based leisure airline Condor has inked an interline agreement with Sun Country Airlines to add new US services from the summer season of 2015.
Turkish Airlines to launch new services to Algeria
Turkish Airlines will launch services to Algeria July 31 on the 2X-weekly Istanbul-Tlemcen-Batna-Istanbul route.
Turkish Airlines opens new MRO center in Istanbul
Turkish Airlines has opened a new, state-of-the-art MRO facility, HABOM, at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. HABOM represents an investment of about $550 million by Turkish Airlines subsidiary Turkish Technic.
ATW Photo Gallery-Boeing 787s at Paine Field
A selection of photos of Boeing 787s from an ATW visit to Boeing's Paine Field at its factory in Everett, Washington state.
Lufthansa Boeing 747-8I
Lufthansa takes delivery of 14th 747-8I as Boeing delivers 1,500th 747
Lufthansa has taken delivery of its 14th Boeing 747-8I as the US manufacturer delivered its 1,500th 747—its first widebody aircraft in history to reach the milestone—on Saturday at Paine Field in Everett, Washington state.
Lufthansa Boeing 747-8I
Boeing delivers 1,500th 747
Boeing has delivered its 1,500th 747—a 747-8 Intercontinental—to Lufthansa.
ATW Photo Gallery-Boeing delivers 1,500th 747 1
A selection of photos from the delivery ceremony.
Air Astana Boeing 767-200
Air Astana expands into Europe, eyes narrowbody fleet replacement
Air Astana is expanding into Europe, planning to replace its narrowbody fleet and is considering membership into an alliance for future growth.
Swiss International Air Lines CEO Harry Hohmeister
Swiss CEO: European Airlines must change with the times 
European carriers are in danger of missing out on future growth possibilities if they don’t change from their old, established structures, Swiss International Air Lines CEO Harry Hohmeister told ATW.
Turkish Airlines extends African network
Turkish Airlines has launched its 39th destination in Africa with a 4X-weekly Istanbul Ataturk-Cotonou, Benin services routed via Abidjan.

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