Air Dolomiti (Linee Aeree Regionali Europee) is a regional airline, subsidiary of Lufthansa, with administrative and legal offices in Verona at the Verona airport: Valerio Catullo Villafranca. Its HUB is located at the airport in Munich.
Although 100% subsidiary of Lufthansa, The airline has protected its own identity, while keeping independent the management of the operations, training and maintenance, in addition to catering.
The name is derived from the homonymous mountain group. It was founded in 1989 by the steel group Loyal on the initiative of the Brescian businessman Alcide Domenico Leali; it began operations in 991 with the route Trieste-Genova in interregional transport and in 1992 it inaugurated international flights from Verona to Munich.
In 1994 it began to collaborate with Lufthansa, with whom it became partners with the intent of becoming the first regional airline at the European scale.
After several years of collaboration, Lufthansa purchased 26% of the shares of the company in January of 1999.
In 2001 The airline enters the Jet market and becomes the first customer for the European aircraft Bombardier CRJ-200.
In April, 2003 Lufthansa acquires 52% of the capital up to 100% in July of the same year, placing as CEO of the company, Mr. Michael Andreas Kraus.
On January 27, 2009 it became the first customer for the new aircraft Embraer 190-200, better known as Embraer 195. The aircraft gradually replaced the BAe 146-300. Another five Embraer E-195 were ordered from parent company. An investment of more than 200 million Euros that is part of a plan for the fleet of the airline to replace propeller aircraft ATR with Embraers.
In December 2012, the board of directors of Lufthansa decided to an overhaul of The airline, with the resignation of the ATR aircraft in favor of Embraers. This operation involves the mobility of 116 employees from the ATR fleet and a reduction of the total aircraft from 16 to 10.
Air Dolomiti is a member of the Lufthansa Regional, group of German regional airlines acquired and controlled by Lufthansa. In spite of the other companies of this group using the same colors and belonging to the same operational core, The airline has maintained its “identity” continuing to fly with its livery and maintaining operational autonomy.
The company operates about 740 flights per week, divided over 18 airports in Italy and in the center of Europe, in 2006 the company carried about 1.5 million passengers, the majority of which were business travelers.
Registered head office and customer service contact details for this airline’s headquarters:
AIR DOLOMITI S.p.A. Linee Aeree Regionali Europee
Via Paolo Bembo, 70
37062 Frazione di Dossobuono – Villafranca di Verona – Italy
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