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Air Dolomiti

by Giuseppe TovarNovember 20, 2013

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:

Physical Address:

AIR DOLOMITI S.p.A. Linee Aeree Regionali Europee
Via Paolo Bembo, 70
37062 Frazione di Dossobuono – Villafranca di Verona – Italy

Phone:
39 0458605211

We would appreciate if other passengers of the airline could share with us their reviews and feedback about this airline.

 

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  • Erik
    November 20, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Venice to Munich on the way to Toronto. Marco Polo came in on the 5:30 to 8:45 flight. Easy check-in with two young staff, who were great helping the passengers. Our bags were slightly overweight but accepted without comment and without surcharge. Our flight was delayed for two hours, but we were being placed on the flight at 7. Sent past the long line for security check as priority passengers boarded minutes later. We flew on an ATR7, it was my first non-jet flight, but it took off on time at full capacity. Almost immediately, they served a delicious cake with cappuccino, then we began the descent into Munich, 20 minutes before the scheduled flight time arrival. The plane was comfortable, they provided excellent service, the staff were great and very efficient.

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