Verona, Italy - The Italian low-cost carrier Air Dolomiti plans to double its fleet over the next four years.
Air Dolomiti is stimulating its growth to expand its fleet to 26 Embraer E195 jets by 2023. The Lufthansa Group subsidiary currently operates 14 Embraer E195.
The parent Lufthansa will invest 100 million euros in the Italian regional operator to expand its fleet.
Founded by the Linee Aeree Europee (L.A.E) in1989, Dolomiti Airlines began its operations on January 1991. The airline's name comes from a region in the Alps known as "The Dolomites".
After several years of co-operation, Lufthansa Group took over a 26% stake of the company in 1999. Since 2003, the Italian regional operator has been wholly owned by Lufthansa Group.
In addition to charter flights from airports such as Bologna, Turin or Venice to the Lufthansa hubs in Munich and Frankfurt, Dolomiti Airlines also carries out scheduled flights on behalf of the German flag carrier.
In the future, all flights in the Group's network between Italy and Germany will be flown by Air Dolomiti.