Kurt Hofmann

Kurt Hofmann
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Turkish Airlines Move To New Istanbul Airport Set For Apr. 6 
Turkish Airlines has confirmed it will transfer operations from its current hub at Istanbul Atatürk Airport to the new Istanbul Airport on Apr. 6.
EasyJet Converting Cabin Crew Licenses To Its Austrian AOC 
EasyJet will convert 3,000 flight attendant licenses and aircraft spare parts into its Austrian air operator’s certificate (AOC) as the UK-based LCC prepares for a no-deal Brexit, easyJet CEO Johan Lundgren told Aviation Daily on the sidelines of the Airlines 4 Europe (A4E) summit in Brussels.
KLM CEO: Airline To ‘Focus On Business’ 
While the long-term impact of the Dutch state’s decision to take a stake in the Air France-KLM Group is unclear, the move demonstrates the government’s “strong commitment” to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the carrier’s CEO said.
SAS Plans Airbus A321LR Test Runs In 2020 
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will begin testing smaller-scale, long-haul flights starting in summer 2020 with three Airbus A321LRs, SAS president & CEO Rickard Gustafson said during an analyst call Feb. 27.
SAS Cites Higher Costs, Brexit Uncertainty In 1Q Net Loss 
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has reported a SEK576 million ($64 million) net loss for November 2018-January 2019, its fiscal 2019 first quarter, widened from a SEK291 million loss it posted in the year-ago period.
Caribbean Carrier InselAir Ceases Operations 
Dutch Caribbean carrier InselAir ceased operations Feb. 16, but announced its closure via social media Feb. 25.
TAP Air Portugal Expands Network From Porto 
TAP Air Portugal is planning to expand operations from Portugal’s second main airport, Porto Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport, to São Paulo Guarulhos (GRU) Airport; New York/Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and several European destinations.
Germania Flug Operations Continue; Airline Now Fully Swiss-Owned 
Swiss entrepreneur and Air Prishtina CEO Leyla Ibrahimi Salahi has taken full ownership of Switzerland-based Germania Flug AG.
Kenya Airways Names Six Executive Appointments 
Kenya Airways has announced six new senior management appointments, including Ursula Siling as the airline’s new CCO, succeeding Vincent Coste.
Japan Airlines, Vistara Finalize Codeshare Agreement 
Japan Airlines (JAL) and Indian domestic airline Vistara have signed a codeshare deal, the two carriers announced Feb. 22 with a promise to open up more routes between India and Tokyo.
ANA Begins Vienna Flights, Considers More European Routes 
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has launched a new route to Vienna and sees further growth potential for its European network.
Brussels Airlines Preempts National Strike, Cancels Feb. 13 Flights 
Lufthansa Group subsidiary Brussels Airlines has scrapped its entire schedule of 222 flights for Feb. 13 because of industrial action across various stakeholders operating at Brussels Airport, as part of a wider national strike in Belgium.
Brussels Airlines Preempts National Strike, Cancels Feb. 13 Flights 
Lufthansa Group subsidiary Brussels Airlines has scrapped its entire schedule of 222 flights for Feb. 13 because of industrial action across various stakeholders operating at Brussels Airport, as part of a wider national strike in Belgium.
Austrian Airlines To Wet Lease Adria Airways CRJ900s 
Lufthansa Group subsidiary Austrian Airlines will wet lease two Bombardier CRJ900s from Slovenia-based Adria Airways from Mar. 31 to secure and stabilize operations for the summer 2019 season.
Austrian Airlines Sells Remaining Alliance Airlines Shares 
Austrian Airlines has sold its remaining 8.31% stake in Brisbane, Australia-based charter and regional carrier Alliance Airlines, according to an Australian Securities and Investments Commission notice dated Feb. 1.
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