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.

Rendering of A350-900 in Singapore Airlines’ livery
Singapore Airlines’ first A350 XWB route is Amsterdam
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced its first Airbus A350 XWB route will be Singapore-Amsterdam from April 2016.
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8
CEO: Ethiopian to decide on extra-long-haul fleet by year end
Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam has confirmed to ATW the carrier is evaluating extra-long haul aircraft and hopes to have a decision by year end.
Greenland Express E-190
Reports: Greenland Express to relaunch operations
Greenland Express may reportedly relaunch operations between Denmark and Greenland with two leased Sukhoi Superjet 100s (SSJ100s), according to Russia’s Iswestija.
Brégier: Cabin supplier delays will not affect aircraft deliveries 
Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier said the European aircraft manufacturer is on track to meet delivery targets this year despite delays at several cabin suppliers.
Qantas tails
Joyce: Qantas eyes Perth-London nonstop services 
Qantas is considering nonstop Perth-London Boeing 787-9 services, CEO Alan Joyce told ATW in Helsinki.
Airbus A320neo
Brégier: Airbus confident of A320neo delivery in 2015
Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier is confident the European manufacturer will meet a year-end deadline to bring its A320neo into commercial service.
Finnair A350 XWB
Finnair readies for first A350 delivery; eyes Asia market expansion
Finnair will take delivery Oct. 7 of the first of 19 Airbus A350 XWBs it has on order, becoming the third airline to receive an A350 and the first European operator.
Sources: Austrian Airlines to postpone Eurowings wet lease 
Lufthansa Group subsidiary Austrian Airlines will postpone operating flights for Eurowings based on a wet-lease agreement, according to several sources close to Austrian management.
Rendering of Frankfurt Airport Terminal 3
Fraport begins construction of Frankfurt Airport Terminal 3
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) operator Fraport AG began construction on Terminal 3 (T3) on Oct. 5.
Brégier: Airbus confident of A350 XWB delivery goal for 2015
Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier remains confident that the European aircraft manufacturer will achieve its goal to deliver around 15 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft this year.
UIA receives EASA certificate
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) third-country operators (TCO) certificate.
New SriLankan Airlines CEO takes helm in October
Oneworld-member SriLankan Airlines announced new CEO Suren Ratwatte will take over the position in October.
airberlin nears decision on more cuts
Airberlin's executive committee of the board of directors met Sept. 29 with the airline’s senior management team to review progress on the 2018 business plan. The plan, which is well underway, will be presented to the full board for approval shortly, airberlin said in a statement.
Wizz Air secures financing for six Airbus A321ceos
Fast-growing Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air signed an agreement with China Development Bank’s CDB Leasing to finance six Airbus A321ceos.
Air Mauritius A330-200
Indian Ocean airlines seal Vanilla Alliance
The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) airlines have signed a multilateral cooperation agreement establishing Vanilla Alliance, which is aimed at improving air services between IOC member states and international connectivity to the region.

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