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.

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.
EXCLUSIVE: Clark: Emirates to revisit Airbus A350-900 or Boeing 787-9 order in 1H 2015 
Emirates Airline president Tim Clark told ATW he is leaving the door open for a future Airbus A350 or Boeing 787 order.
CEO: Ukraine International Airlines in survival mode 
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA)—which faces massive challenges due to political crises and instability in the region—is “working hard to cope and survive,” president and CEO Yuri Miroshnikov told ATW.
Wizz Air A320
Wizz Air opens 17th base in Riga 
Central and Eastern Europe-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Wizz Air has opened its 17th base in Riga and is initially deploying one Airbus A320.
Rendering of Airbus A350-900 in KLM Royal Dutch Airlines livery
Air France-KLM launches seven-year bond 
Air France-KLM has launched a seven-year bond for €600 million ($813 million) as the carrier continues to actively manage its debt.
Finnair A330-300
Finnair wet leases Boeing 767, 787 to fill Airbus A330 maintenance gap 
Finnair is wet leasing a Boeing 767 and 787 to temporarily replace one of its Airbus 330 aircraft, which is undergoing extra maintenance.

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