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Innsbruck airport welcomes Air Dolomiti
Air Dolomiti is the first Italian airline to receive the RNP AR certification from ENAC to land in the Austrian airport
Air Dolomiti, the Italian airline of Lufthansa Group, widens its list of destinations for the next summer.
Starting from 2nd May 2022, flights from Innsbruck to Frankfurt hub will be operative with three daily frequencies. The flights are part of the Summer 2022 offer that, together with the fleet expansion project, will enrich Air Dolomiti’s European network.
Innsbruck-Kranebitten Airport is 3.5 km far from the city center and it is known for its peculiar mountainous environment: the nearby Alps create atypical air currents that make take-offs and landings more difficult. For this reason, it is necessary to obtain RNP AR certification, which guarantees high navigation standards. We have already obtained the authorization by Austrian Control and in these days we just received the Certificate from ENAC therefore we are the first Italian Airline to get RNP AR approval.
“This new ENAC authorisation is very important and makes us proud as it confirms our strong spirit and our desire for continuous renewal. The support from the Lufthansa Group has never missed and together with our enthusiasm allow us to look to the future with optimism. The coming months will see the accomplishment of many projects among which the already mentioned arrival of planes and new flights." said Steffen Harbarth, CEO of Air Dolomiti.
"Innsbruck Airport is known for its complex take-off and landing operations and high standard of navigation requirements. For this reason pilots intended to operate on this airport must be trained to handle the complexity of the flight approach. We are therefore particularly proud to have received the RNP AR certification: this testifies to the technical and professional preparation of our pilots". Commented Cpt Roberto Belgrado, Air Dolomiti's Director of Flight Operations.
Air Dolomiti welcomes two Embraer 195s
The Italian airline welcomes two new entries to its fleet, confirming the recovery phase announced before the pandemic
Verona, 2nd March 2022 - Air Dolomiti, the Italian airline company of Lufthansa Group, is growing again.
Two Embraer 195s have been confirmed and will arrive in the coming weeks. With the brands I-JENB and I-ADJZ, they will make the company's offer even richer.
The jets add to the 15 in fleet, bringing the number to a total of 17: a positive sign that shows a new opening to the European market. The planes, arriving in March and May, will operate the routes to Frankfurt and Munich, international hubs that offer a wide range of destinations around the world.
"The arrival of these Embraers is a great accomplishment for us. The aircraft coming from Lufthansa City Line are a proof of the existing synergy within the Group and between our two Companies which have always shared the same values such as punctuality, reliability and attention to passenger - says Steffen Harbarth, CEO of Air Dolomiti who continues "two new aircraft do not only represent a recovery, but also translate into new confidence towards this 2022, which we hope will consolidate the restart phase we have seen in the second half the year just ended".
Since 1991 to date, Air Dolomiti has shown itself to be attentive to the continuous renewal of its fleet, with constant improvements to the on board services responding to the most demanding passenger requests. Moreover, the refurbishment of all the interiors of the 15 E195s is underway, as well as a change in the internal configuration that will bring each aircraft to 122 seats. The seats of the two coming planes will also be replaced at the end of this year.
The arrival of these aircraft validates the Company’s unique corporate culture and its strong customer focus.
Air Dolomiti supports RICMA in training projects
Students from 28 schools will start training on 23rd February
Verona, 23rd February 2022 - Air Dolomiti, the Italian Airline of Lufthansa Group, is launching a new collaboration project with RICMA, the network of Technical Institutes of Transport and Logistics with Aircraft Handling Articulation; this project will be part of the Italian dual-training systems’, learning and working, and it will address 28 High Schools for a total of 95 classes, reaching more than 2000 students.
The Air Dolomiti "Meet an expert" course starts on 23rd February and consists of six meetings lasting two hours each, using a digital platform that can be used remotely and is therefore also accessible to distance learning students. At the end of the program participants will receive a certificate of participation valid for the mandatory PCTO (Pathways for Transversal Skills and Orientation).
The training will be a real journey within the Airline with the aim of understanding the structure of the company, some fundamental roles such as Flight Dispatcher and Flight Follower and the characteristics of the fleet’s aircraft (Embraer E195-200LR). The course will also cover the more technical aspects of the aircraft’s performance during take-off and landing. A module is completely dedicated to "Green Operations", a very important and innovative project for Air Dolomiti’s ecological transition.
"I am really happy about this partnership that actively involves us in the training of young people: we are the first Airline to provide a course for such a high number of students. Air Dolomiti deeply believes in the training of the next generation and this step is therefore part of an educational process that aims to accompany those interested in the aeronautical world on their journey". Commented Cpt. Roberto Belgrado, Director of Air Dolomiti Flight Operations.
"I thank Air Dolomiti for its willingness to actively contribute to the realization of an ambitious PCTO project with the Italian aeronautical schools of the RICMA network, project that will certainly help to increase the practical (hands on experience) experience of our students" comments Prof. Diego Scotto di Carlo, head of the Institute "F.De Pinedo" in Rome and President of RICMA.
Air Dolomiti is introducing Lufthansa Group Corporate Value fares
Travellers who are on corporate rewards programmes will now fly with zero
Verona, 3rd February 2022 - Air Dolomiti, the Italian Airline of the Lufthansa Group, has introduced
Corporate Value Fares that have been created to ensure passengers can travel in an environmentally
As of February 2022, Air Dolomiti, in line with the other companies of the Group
(Lufthansa, Swiss, Brussels, Austrian Airlines), will offer these special fares to customers
on a corporate rewards programme and CO2 offsetting will be an integral part of this new
fare formula as, for the first time, it will automatically be included in the cost of tickets.
This CO2 offsetting takes place through certified, high-quality climate protection projects
by way of our partner myclimate, with whom the Lufthansa Group has been working since
2007 to enable effective climate protection, which will guarantee that these projects not
only reduce greenhouse gases, but also contribute to the UN's global sustainable
"Environmental sustainability is a very important topic on which we have focused over the
past years. 2021 was an extremely satisfactory year from this point of view: We obtained
the EMAS registration from ISPRA (Institute of Environmental Protection and Research of
Italy) as proof of our commitment to constantly improving our environmental efficiency.
The ISPRA has also recently awarded us for our carbon footprint reduction initiatives”,
says Dario Bruni, Vice President for Business Development, Product, ICT & Managing
Director of Air Dolomiti Deutschland GmbH.
Corporate Value Fares will be available for participating corporate customers. Small and
medium-sized enterprises or individual travellers can voluntarily offset their CO2
emissions on the ‘Compensaid’ platform.
Air Dolomiti announces new flights from Munich to Brindisi
From next spring 2022 Apulia and the German hub will be connected with two weekly frequencies
Verona, 21st December 2021 - Air Dolomiti, the Italian Airline of the Lufthansa Group and Aeroporti di Puglia announce, for next spring, a new collaboration that adds to the historical one with Bari airport. From April 9th , 2022 two weekly frequencies will be active, on Saturdays and Sundays, operated with the Embraer 195 with 122 seats with the following schedule.
Munich - Brindisi EN 8260 11:00 - 12:45
Brindisi - Munich EN 8261 13:25 - 15:15
"With this new connection - says the Vice President of Aeroporti di Puglia, Antonio Maria Vasile - we play an important game, that of Summer season 2022. Our strategy is to be able to bring foreign tourists from all over the world to Apulia, through new and important connections like the one to Munich. Puglia is a land of hospitality and we want to be number one, the first one and we are working for this. First of all, introducing new routes and then focusing on strategic connections such as Munich which, being an intercontinental hub, determines multiple advantages, both for Germans and for all those who want to reach Apulia from all over the world, and for Apulians who will have the possibility not only to reach the capital of Bavaria, but also and above all other European and long-haul destinations. Apulia is ready to welcome tourists from every corner of the Earth and our airports are a bridge of opportunity, thanks to the work put in place by Aeroporti di Puglia and the Apulia Region, to continue to encourage the seasonal adjustment of tourist flows from what is the main market for stays in Apulia".
"We are pleased to start connections with Brindisi Airport. In these months we have always kept in touch to understand when to propose the operations. The pandemic has slowed down and postponed our projects, but we are confident that the next summer season can give new signs of recovery both for us and for the airports. The collaboration with Aeroporti di Puglia is part of a plan to expand the number of flights that our company is trying to pursue in spite of the moment of uncertainty. In addition to the enormous potential that the Puglia region offers in every season, there are certainly also interests and opportunities of a commercial nature that could be adequately stimulated and developed with this new connection. We want, as always, offer our passengers a flight plan that supports both tourism and economic and professional activities". Comments Paolo Sgaramella Chief Commercial Officer of the Company.
Air Dolomiti renews its corporate website
The airline announces a new portal with mobile-first design and an improved booking experience for users
Verona, 20th December - Air Dolomiti, the Lufthansa Group’s Italian airline, has renewed its website, presenting a new site designed primarily for smartphone navigation and booking experience. Unlike the current portal, the new site will be responsive as well as “mobile first”, with the main objective of improving the user experience by ensuring optimal use on any device.
The portal will have a new graphic look to make it user-friendly, linear, and quick to view. The graphic and structural update will be service-oriented above all, aimed at facilitating booking, check-in, and booking management procedures.
“We have worked hard with the help of all company departments to create a new, modern, and user-friendly tool. Our aim is to support our passengers as much as possible by providing clear information and tools that minimise the amount of time and effort required to make a booking or manage boarding procedures. As always, we strive to be reliable partners and keep up to date with developments, offering the most appropriate tools for a smooth and hassle-free flight experience”, says Alberto Casamatti, the company’s CEO, General Operations Director, and Accountable Manager.
“This IT renewal was definitely a must for us to make travel operations easy and quickly accessible from your device; it is one of the many steps we try to take every day for the benefit of our passengers. For this important milestone, I would really like to thank all the departments that worked enthusiastically on creating our new website. This demanding task required not only perseverance but also attention to detail as well as constant and smooth collaboration between the departments involved”, says Paolo Sgaramella, the company’s Chief Commercial Officer.
SpazioItaliaBar: the new Air Dolomiti on-board service
The airline is announcing a new in-flight service
for economy class passengers
Verona, 6th December 2021 - Air Dolomiti, the Italian airline of the Lufthansa Group, is relaunching its in-flight service, offering high quality products for customers in economy class from mid-December.
The new on-board service will allow each passenger to choose a menu, at a reasonable cost, while cruising on short- and medium-haul flights. The selection offered is the result of a careful blend of top-quality products that will make the in-flight experience more than just a journey. A moment of Italian taste that also accommodates for different nutrition requirements.
The menu features fresh dishes created by Italian chefs, quick snacks accompanied by a wide range of hot and cold drinks and a selection of white, red and sparkling wines. In this regard, Air Dolomiti follows the philosophy of the Lufthansa Group that has already introduced similar concepts in other Group companies.
In choosing partners from important Italian brands, Air Dolomiti emphasises both taste and sustainability, favouring quality and environmentally friendly food packaging solutions.
For SpazioItaliaBar Air Dolomiti collaborates among others with JRE, Jeunes Restaurateurs d'Europe for the preparation of fresh dishes. The desserts are creations by Pasticceria Biasetto and the coffee served at high altitude is from Illy.
The on-board service will be provided in full compliance with the protective measures in place to contain Covid19 infection.
"Our choice puts the preferences of the passenger first" comments Alberto Casamatti, CEO, Director General Operations & Accountable Manager of Air Dolomiti. "With this new service, we will be able to offer a wide range of top-quality products that will alternate over the months and satisfy different food preferences of our passengers.”
"This important improvement in the passenger experience is the result of months of intensive work. SpazioItaliaBar will allow Air Dolomiti to offer a better and individual on-board product, while reducing impact on the environment. Through this, we emphasise our commitment to offering the best possible quality to our passengers." comments Dario Bruni, Vice President Business Development, Product, ICT & Managing Director, Air Dolomiti Deutschland GmbH.
Steffen Harbarth new CEO of Air Dolomiti
Change at the top of the airline from January 2022
Joerg Eberhart takes up a new position in the Lufthansa Group
Verona, 30th September 2021 - Steffen Harbarth, one of Lufthansa CityLine's two managing directors, will become CEO of Air Dolomiti on 1st January 2022. He succeeds Joerg Eberhart, since 2014 President & CEO of the Company, who will be Lufthansa Group's new "Head of Strategy & Organizational Development" as of 1st October 2021.
Until the arrival of Steffen Harbarth in Air Dolomiti, the position of CEO "ad interim" has been entrusted to Capt. Alberto Casamatti who will maintain the role of Director General Operations & Accountable Manager while the position of non-executive Chairman will be temporarily entrusted to Ola Hansson, COO & Accountable Manager of LH.
Since 1st January 2019, Steffen Harbarth has been a member of the Executive Board of Lufthansa CityLine. Prior to this, he held various management positions within the Lufthansa Group: at the Lufthansa hub in Munich, he was responsible for the commercial management and marketing processes of Lufthansa Hub Airlines and later took up the position of Area Manager for Lufthansa Group Airlines in Asia Pacific.
"I am very pleased that Steffen Harbarth is the new CEO of Air Dolomiti. Italy is a strategically important market for the Lufthansa Group and the further development of Air Dolomiti is of central importance. Steffen Harbarth is the perfect choice for this new challenge, given his considerable experience in commercial airline management and as Managing Director in charge of operational processes and Accountable Manager at Lufthansa CityLine," said Ola Hansson.
"I am proud that Lufthansa has placed its trust in my managerial and entrepreneurial skills and this assignment will be an incentive for me to consolidate the national and international reputation of Air Dolomiti. I believe that we have witnessed a very important and dynamic phase in the history of the Company. Air Dolomiti has meant much more to me than just a stage in my professional journey: I have learnt a lot and appreciated the entrepreneurial spirit of a team of people full of will and ability, ready to face any market challenge. For this reason I am delighted to remain on the Board of Directors of Air Dolomiti," said Joerg Eberhart bidding farewell to his collaborators.
The figure of Alberto Casamatti is a structural part of Air Dolomiti's history, with over 13,000 hours of flight time on different machines to his credit. Born in Parma in 1956, he graduated in Aeronautical Sciences and began his professional career in the Air Force. Since joining Air Dolomiti in 1998, he has held various prestigious positions.
"I am really proud of this opportunity, I can definitely say that I consider Air Dolomiti my second home...sometimes maybe my first! I've been working here for over twenty years and I've followed every stage of the growth of this company, I know every facet of it: I know what strengths to focus on and I know the enthusiasm of all the employees on whose collaboration you can always rely. This role completes and enhances my professional career, and I can only be pleased and honoured by the trust placed in me".
Air Dolomiti renews the interior of its fleet
The Italian Airline selects Geven to retrofit its Embraer fleet 195 with the Economy Class seat ESSENZA RJ
Naples (Italy), 7th October 2021 – Air Dolomiti, the Italian Airline of Lufthansa Group, has selected Geven ESSENZA seat model for Air Dolomiti’s retrofit program on 15 Embraer aircraft.
This accomplishment is a significant milestone for Geven and the teams involved which all deserve recognition for moving the partnership with the Group one step forward. The cooperation betweenthe two companies started in 2017 with Deutsche Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines.
The bestselling economy class seat ESSENZA, which was the first seat to be selected for equipping aircrafts across the different airlines of Lufthansa Group, will feature exclusive and dedicated trim and finish in accordance with the design scheme of Air Dolomiti.
In blue and turquoise eco leather dress covers, high literature pocket, a recline up to 3” and ergonomic seat cushion, Essenza RJ will represent the perfect and sophisticated solution for enhanced passenger comfort.
A reliable design maximizes living space and comfort for passengers while minimizing maintenance costs for airlines.
The Essenza RJ shall be delivered in fifteen (15) ship-sets on Embraer 195 aircrafts. Seats will be installed starting December 2021 until March 2022. The first aircraft retrofitted is expected to fly in January of 2022.
"I am very proud to announce our partnership with Geven today: I had the opportunity to visit Geven’s Headquarters in Naples and was impressed by the modern and innovative structure of their sites. Their attention to high quality standards, the continuous research for the improvement and technological development of products, makes this Italian company a jewel of the sector. We share the roots of companies born from the passions of strongly business-oriented families, who have pursued a dream by making it come true, aiming for growth and continuous improvement” said Alberto Casamatti, CEO and Director General Operations & Accountable Manager of Air Dolomiti.
“The new Essenza RJ, in addition to being more comfortable, are the result of innovative projects, have a design which will allow us to increase the number of seats of our aircraft while keeping unchanged passenger comfort and will give our cabin a more pleasant and relaxing atmosphere thanks to the colors, materials and above all the high quality which is an essential feature for Air Dolomiti. In addition the lower weight of Essenza RJ will allow to reduce fuel consumption with a benefit on costs and environmental impact. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the teams who have carried out this project with determination and excellent integration with Geven’s team despite the difficult times" says Marzio Caneva, Vice President Technical Operations of Air
Air Dolomiti, as part of Lufthansa Group, is well known for paying maximum attention to the selection of its partners. “Being selected again makes Geven extremely proud. Thus this is a sign for us to believe we have gone beyond our customer’s expectation”, says Alberto Veneruso.
“Once again our client found in the ESSENZA platform the perfect solution for improving passenger flight experience on its fleet all in a very appealing Italian style as well as reducing weight and improving service life and overall cost of ownership. ESSENZA RJ is suitable for a range of pitches ensuring a very good comfort also for taller people. The primary structure design maximizes shin and knee clearance and optimizes weight (10.4 kg for a fully dressed seat) and generous arm-to-arm width greater than 18,3” continues Veneruso.
ESSENZA RJ also incorporates two remarkable innovations in its main structure on the backrest and the bottom cushion. The backrest is made of a single piece carbon fiber with both structural and aesthetical functions. Thanks to this special design no additional fairing or plastic shrouds are necessary and only the foam and the cover are added, resulting in a lower number of parts to be managed and reduced weight to be carried.
The same philosophy has inspired the bottom cushion that is installed directly on the seat beams via velcro and performs both structural and comfort functions allowing easy inspection and maintenance activities.
Geven is an aircraft seats and interiors supplier based in Naples, Italy. Reliability, dedication and professionalism make Geven an undisputed and renowned player in the circle of great leaders in the aircraft seating and interiors manufacturing industry. By constantly innovating, and refining engineering acumen and industrial progress Geven continues to grow.
Air Dolomiti receives the EMAS Awards 2021
The airline is awarded for its environmental commitment.
Verona, 8th November 2021 - Air Dolomiti, the Italian airline of the Lufthansa Group, has won the EMAS 2021 Awards assigned by ISPRA (Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research) and EMAS-Ecolabel and Ecoaudit Committee aimed at giving recognition and visibility to EMAS in Italy registered organisations that have best interpreted and applied the inspiring principles of the European scheme.
The Ecolabel and Ecoaudit Committee and ISPRA have decided to enhance the commitment shown in EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) by rewarding those organisations that have achieved the best results in terms of effective communication and have managed to limit the impact of their activities by reducing CO2 emissions.
Prizes were awarded for three categories of participation: the first concerns the most communicatively effective environmental statement, the second initiatives for the use of the EMAS Logo and the third initiatives to contain the carbon footprint.
Air Dolomiti won the prizes for the second and third categories.
The prize for the best initiative in the use of the EMAS logo recognised the company's initiative to display on all aircraft a plaque with the certification number and a QR code that allows passengers to download the Environmental Declaration onto their device.
The Award for initiatives to contain the carbon footprint, on the other hand, was assigned for the initiatives implemented by Air Dolomiti aimed at containing gaseous emissions and reducing fuel consumption.The airline has also joined the Lufthansa Group's Compensaid project, which aims to partially offset the CO₂ emissions of travel activities by offering passengers two possibilities to compensate: the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) or participation in reforestation projects in various parts of the world.
"Receiving these awards is indeed a great honour - says Alberto Casamatti CEO, General Manager Operations & Accountable Manager of Air Dolomiti - we care a lot about environmental issues and we are aware that measures are needed to make procedures sustainable. We were the first Italian airline for public passenger transport to obtain EMAS certification and we decided to display the plaque on our aircraft to raise awareness and inform all passengers of our commitment: this milestone represents an important step along a path that we are proud to travel, despite the difficulties."
"After successfully passing the ISO 14001 audit at the end of 2020 and obtaining the European EMAS certification last spring, we continue to set ourselves ambitious goals. Next to safety and passenger service, environmental management is one of our priorities in the deep conviction that sustainable growth must be valued. These awards are particularly important to us because they highlight and confirm the path that the company is taking" adds Dario Bruni Vice President Business Development, Product, ICT & Managing Director Air Dolomiti Deutschland GmbH.
“Notes from Puglia” are set up
An author's editorial product signed by IED and desired by Pugliapromozione for Air Dolomiti passengers en route to Puglia, marks the starting up of the new tourist season in Puglia
Verona, 19th July 2021 - A new editorial product created by Lufthansa's Italian airline, Air Dolomiti, for regional tourism agency Pugliapromozione, marks the starting up of a new tourist season through creativity and author's illustrations.
It is called "Notes from Puglia" and is not just a free gadget for travellers: the excellently designed travel diaries are part of a communication project dedicated to the Region of Puglia's brand identity, a product resulting from the creativity of 22 young designers working at the IED in Rome.
"Air Dolomiti has always supported creative projects involving its passengers in a journey through the traditions and culture of the countries it brings together," says Paolo Sgaramella, Air Dolomiti's Commercial Vice President, who continues, "Thanks to the collaboration with Pugliapromozione and IED - Istituto Europeo di Design (European Institute of Design) in Rome, Air Dolomiti has created a small object of great value, where our passengers can treasure the most unforgettable moments of their trip to Puglia.”
"Located in the heart of the Mediterranean, Puglia is a destination to be discovered and explored slowly. Welcoming, creative and dynamic, the region of Puglia wants to invest in innovation and new communication channels," says Massimo Bray, Councillor for Tourism and Culture of the Apulia Region.
With a print run of 10,000 copies, the travel diaries will be distributed free of charge on board from 19th July on Air Dolomiti's Munich/Bari route. A symbolic tribute containing around 40 new pieces of artwork, visual identities representing the special features of Puglia's wonderful cultural, food, wine and natural heritage.
An idea born from the cooperation between Pugliapromozione, The Trip Agency, Air Dolomiti and IED - Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome to promote the destination through artwork: a meeting of shapes, colours and innovative techniques that tell a fantastic illustrated journey through the heel of Italy.
"The artwork created by the Graphic Design students, within the Special Projects Unit at IED, will accompany the traveller throughout the entire travel experience," says Luigi Vernieri, Director of Special Projects and Coordinator of the Graphic Design course at IED Rome. "It was a great creative challenge that led the students involved to tell the story of the Puglia region’s extraordinary treasures, each according to their own design and graphics-based vision".
A promotional operation, in synergy with the European Institute of Design’s philosophy, which always puts itself forward as a space for mediation and research in the field between companies and young graduates, and airline Air Dolomiti’s vision, which is again supporting creative projects for the enhancement of tourism, which already supported creative projects for the enhancement of tourism in 2018, by creating Alternative Guide: a series of tourist guides in Italian, English and German, both digital and printed with unpublished texts, illustrations and photographs, also produced by local guides.
A project, that of Notes from Puglia has also become an integral part of the Puglia Frames of Mind exhibition, with the artwork displayed in its own dedicated section. Launched on the occasion of the G20 summit, the exhibition, curated by Pugliapromozione and Phest and organised by Teatro Pubblico Pugliese, will remain open until 31st August.
Air Dolomiti - BIO
Air Dolomiti started its first flights to European skies in 1991, creating a cultural bridge between Italy and Germany without ever losing sight of the region's richness, offering, for example, a high-end selection of food and wine to highlight Italian products of excellence. Today, thanks to the collaboration of two expert partners, the company is guiding passengers through the traditions and culture of Puglia with a small object of great value, highlighting the infinite beauty of the world-famous heel of Italy.
European Institute of Design - IED (www.ied.it)
The European Institute of Design, established in 1966, was born from Francesco Morelli's vision. Today, IED is the only School of Higher Education in the creative field to have maintained an entirely Italian background over time. Every year, IED launches innovative educational projects in the disciplines of Design, Fashion, Visual Arts and Communication, developing forms of learning and new models to interpret the future. Internationally recognised, the IED Group is established in three countries: Italy (in Milan, Cagliari, Florence, Rome, Turin, Venice and Como) with the Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli; in Spain (in Barcelona, Madrid and Bilbao) and Brazil (in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.) The educational offering includes Undergraduate courses (Academic First Level Diplomas, Título Superior en Diseño, Diploma de Bacharelado, BAH Diplomas and IED Diplomas), Postgraduate courses (First Level Masters and IED Masters) and Continuing Education Courses. IED can count on a network of more than 1,900 teachers, active in their respective fields, with whom it actively collaborates to ensure the smooth running of the training activities across its campuses.
Pugliapromozione, Regional Tourism Agency for Puglia - BIO (www.agenziapugliapromozione.it)
The Regional Tourism Agency, called Pugliapromozione, established by Decree of the President forThe Regional Council of Puglia no. 176 of 2011 (as provided for by Regional Law no.1 of 2011), as amended by Regional Law 18/2010) is a non-economic public body, a technical and operational body for the Puglia Region. Pugliapromozione is an instrumental body for the Puglia Region, working to implement policies in the Puglia Region that promote the unified image of the destination and promotion of local tourism, it has organisational, administrative, patrimonial, accounting, management and technical autonomy, inspired by the principles of transparency and economy, as well as the criteria for efficiency and effectiveness. Pugliapromozione's vision is to promote the tourist destination of Puglia as an integrated and flexible complex of tangible and intangible values, through the work of different subjects integrated and organised for the balanced and sustainable development of tourism.
Air Dolomiti presents the new and improved In-flight Entertainment (IFE) on board of its flights
A New generation of inflight entertainment system on the entire fleet
Verona, 12th July 2021 - Air Dolomiti, the Lufthansa Group’s Italian airline, has announced that it has updated and enhanced its in-flight entertainment system, which is provided by Lufthansa Systems.
In-flight entertainment via Wi-Fi is available since 2017 and installed on all Air Dolomiti aircraft. The service is free of charge and accessible to all passengers simply by setting their device (smartphone, tablet, laptop) into flight mode and activating Wi-Fi. Access is quick and easy via www.boardconnect.aero and no additional device-specific app is needed.
"We are very proud of the results achieved today with IFE. Air Dolomiti is one of the leading airlines in Europe and the only one in Italy, that has its entire fleet equipped with such advanced technology and a wide range of content. In this extremely vulnerable period for air transport, we have continued to invest in improving the user experience for our passengers, whom we want to protect above all by complying with all anti-covid regulations and by offering an increasingly advanced digital service. The collaboration with Lufthansa Systems has been invaluable, as it has allowed us to continuously exchange information in order to offer a high quality service," says Dario Bruni, Vice President of Business Development, Product, IT & Managing Director for Air Dolomiti Deutschland GmbH.
The new solution provides a better and more efficient service, and opens up further opportunities to integrate future digital innovations.The IFE system allows passengers to connect even at high altitude, accessing a wide range of content for free: major Italian, German and international newspapers, magazines, videos, mini-games, music, destination guides and live tracking of the aircraft position, as well as updated information on the company's special offers and/or partners and on in-flight events. All content is available in three languages: Italian, English and German.
A personalized service approach to passengers is becoming more and more important, and this has been particularly evident in recent months with the introduction of social distancing protocols and hygiene rules. “Our Digital Experience Platform offers passengers an engagement portal with a wide range of digital content delivered to passengers’" own devices,” said Jan-Peter Gaense, Head of Passenger Experience at Lufthansa Systems. “Based on the longstanding collaboration with our partner Air Dolomiti, we developed a tailored IFE solution that fully meets passengers' individual requirements and enhances customer experience.”
IFE is constantly being updated in terms of content and also in terms of the technical enhancements used. The new version has an updated and modern graphic user interface with greater reliability. Content is easily accessible with an even faster, simpler and more intuitive interface, and the option to listen to an exclusive selection of 10 music compilations has been introduced. In addition, the new IFE offers destination videos featuring the Italian cities Air Dolomiti has on its route map, expanding the available content set for even more engaging In-flight Entertainment. A gaming platform with a variety of single-player games makes time fly for both young and old.
About Lufthansa Systems
Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG is a leading airline IT provider. Based on long-term project experience, a deep understanding of complex business processes and strong technological know-how, the company provides consulting and IT services for the global aviation industry. More than 350 customers worldwide rely on the know-how of IT specialists at Lufthansa Systems. Its portfolio covers innovative IT products and services, which provide added value for its customers in terms of enhanced efficiency, reduced costs or increased profits. Headquartered in Raunheim near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Lufthansa Systems has offices in 16 other countries.
New Air Dolomiti flights from Munich to Denmark
From next 9 July new Air Dolomiti connections will be active
between the German hub and Aarhus airport.
Verona, 1st July 2021 - Air Dolomiti, Italian airline of the Lufthansa Group, announces a new destination departing from the Munich hub.
Starting on 9 July 2021, two flights a week will connect the German city to Denmark's second largest airport, Aarhus.
The flights, operated in codeshare with Lufthansa and running on Mondays and Fridays, will be available on the airline's website and operate as follows:
EN8350 Munich - Aarhus 12.20 14:05 Monday, Friday
EN8351 Aarhus - Munich 14:45 16:30 Monday, Friday
The planning of these flights is part of a wider growth project aimed at expanding Air Dolomiti's range of destinations. The important Munich hub will thus be enriched with a new connection to Denmark to offer its passengers.
“We are really pleased to start collaborating with Aarhus airport, to build new links that will make our offer more varied and allow us to meet new passengers to whom we can offer our services. The launch of this route is intended as an encouraging sign after the difficult restart phase due to the pandemic. The new flight allows us to further strengthen the link with the Munich hub and to differentiate our offer by providing point-to-point flights from Germany to Denmark," said Joerg Eberhart, President & CEO of Air Dolomiti.
"Munich is an important destination for Aarhus Airport. There is significant trade traffic between southern Germany and mainland Denmark which we can well serve with six weekly departures. At the same time, travellers will have direct access to Lufthansa's unique Munich route network of more than 100 international destinations worldwide. In addition, Munich is a very attractive tourist destination, still relatively unknown to many Danes, but an attractive alternative to the classic European capitals for an extended weekend stay, all year round." says Nicolai Krøyer, CEO of Aarhus Airport.
"I am very happy about this new connection which will allow easy access to Aarhus from several Italian cities. Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark and is perfect for a city break. From an urban experience of design, architecture, culture and gastronomy, to an immersion in nature in the Danish lifestyle, Aarhus is a destination to be discovered in 2021, full of big and small wonders. It has the cosy atmosphere of a small town, where all the main attractions are within walking or cycling distance. But the town is also ideal for a longer stay, to explore the entire surrounding region. The new connection will also be an invitation and an opportunity for operators to develop their own programming of Denmark and offer new and exciting experiences," says Ghita Scharling Sørensen Market Director, Italy & France at VisitDenmark.
The new connection will join Miles & More, allowing frequent flyers to enjoy the many benefits of the award programme.
A perfect blend of old and new, with its old-fashioned attractions - such as the open-air museum The Old Town - and futuristic architecture along the harbour, Aarhus is one of the happiest cities in the world, and has also earned the title 'city of smiles' for its lively atmosphere and young population. With interesting museums, shopping districts and picturesque streets, Aarhus offers the opportunity to enjoy the Danish lifestyle - green and relaxed, as well as excellent Nordic cuisine, with a variety of experiences to suit all tastes. And don't forget the close proximity to nature: a bike ride on the beaches, or a hike through the forests and national parks on the doorstep of the city will make a city break in Aarhus even more memorable.
How to travel:
- More information on flights is available at www.airdolomiti.eu, as well as on the airline's social pages.
- Information on entering and travelling safely in Denmark : https://en.coronasmitte.dk/covidtravelrules
- More information about Aarhus - https://www.visitdenmark.com/denmark/destinations/aarhus-region
Air Dolomiti connects Cuneo with Munich
The company's first flight landed today at Levaldigi Airport providing new connections to the German hub
Cuneo, 28 June 2021 - This evening, at 7:10 p.m., the first flight of Air Dolomiti, the Italian airline of the Lufthansa Group, landed at the Cuneo-Levaldigi airport, departing from Munich at 5:50 p.m.
To inaugurate the new route, the airport welcomed Air Dolomiti and its crew with the traditional ceremony of the water arch, welcoming the aircraft under the plumes of water created by the fire-fighting vehicles.
From the "green" capital of Piedmont, which has developed numerous projects for environmental recovery and redevelopment, making parks and gardens bloom among the portals of ancient churches, the houses of the old nobility and medieval buildings, to the heart of Bavaria, on the banks of the Isar River, surrounded by lush parks that offer recreation and leisure activities: Air Dolomiti is offering a link between these two green areas, while allowing passengers a wide choice of international flights through the Lufthansa network.
The Company will operate, in codeshare with Lufthansa, two weekly frequencies for the months of June, July and August (on Mondays and Fridays).
Below is the flight schedule with the timetables currently active for the summer months:
Munich - Cuneo:
EN8316 Munich - Cuneo 17:50 - 19:10 Monday, Friday
Cuneo - Munich:
EN8317 Cuneo - Munich 19:50 - 21:10 Mondays, Fridays
"With the flights from Cuneo we expand our panel of offers on the Munich hub" says Paolo Sgaramella Vice President Commercial of Air Dolomiti. "Our activity therefore resumes by offering new connections from airports that we did not serve until now. This is a positive sign and an excellent opportunity for passengers who will be able to benefit from a new direct connection to Bavaria, but also reach other destinations thanks to the many connections offered by Lufthansa".
“Today we have finally realised a dream that the pandemic has only postponed," says Giuseppe Viriglio, president of Geac Spa, the company that manages Levaldigi airport. "We are reaping the fruits of a long team effort that has involved the entire economic-entrepreneurial fabric of the province of Cuneo, which believes in the potential of our airport. The hope now is to see the tourism and travel machine start up again at 100% and to have the same conditions as 18 months ago, when we started thinking about this connection that opens Cuneo to the whole world. Once again we would like to thank Air Dolomiti and the entire Lufthansa Group for the trust they have placed in our airport, all those who have supported us in this project, in particular the local and regional authorities and institutions, as well as the businessman Amilcare Merlo who, together with his family, has always believed in the potential of Cuneo airport".
The new connection, operated with Lufthansa code share, will join Miles & More, allowing frequent flyers to obtain the numerous benefits provided by the award program.
Air Dolomiti flies from Linz to Frankfurt
From the end of June the airline will operate connections between the Austrian airport and the German hub
Verona, 13th May 2021 - Air Dolomiti, the Italian airline of Lufthansa Group, announces the resumption of flights from Linz Airport to Frankfurt. The connection will be active from next 27 June and will have two daily frequencies. Flights will be operated from Monday to Sunday with Lufthansa code-share and complete the Group's offer on the destination.
EN 8040 Frankfurt - Linz 08:55 - 10:00
EN 8041 Linz - Frankfurt 10:35 - 11:45
EN 8044 Frankfurt - Linz 16:50 - 17:55
EN 8045 Linz - Frankfurt 18:35 – 19:40
"We are very pleased to announce the resumption of flights from Linz Airport to Frankfurt: Passengers departing from Linz in Upper Austria will be able to easely reach Frankfurt and the several intercontinental destinations offered by the hub. In cooperation with the parent company Lufthansa, we will offer 2 daily flights to meet the needs of all our passengers. We are realising this connection for the first time through a route partnership with Linz Airport in line with the current challenging market conditions and look forward to a constructive cooperation", says Jörg Eberhart, President & CEO of Air Dolomiti.
The new connection will be included in the Miles & More program so that frequent flyers can benefit from the numerous advantages of the award programme.
Air Dolomiti routes restart from Verona to Berlin and Düsseldorf
From 19th June the airline will resume flights from Catullo Airport with the two german destinations
Verona, 17th June 2021 - Air Dolomiti, the Italian airline company belonging to the Lufthansa Group, announces the resumption of flights from Verona to Berlin from 19 June and to the city of Düsseldorf from 24 June. This is an opportunity for the Veronese catchment area to reach the two transalpine destinations during the summer period and discover their charm, as well as a great chance for German passengers wishing to visit the city of Verona and the nearby territory.
The connections will be active twice a week and will follow the following schedule:
For the above flights, the Company offers fares starting from 149€ for the Verona-Berlin route and from 170€ for the Verona-Düsseldorf flight. Fares are intended as round trip, taxes and surcharges included. The new connections will be part of the Miles & More program allowing frequent flyers to benefit from the numerous advantages of the award program.
"We are very pleased to intensify our scheduling with Verona Airport and to offer our passengers the possibility to reach, with direct connections, other cities in Germany. These flights, already inaugurated last year, were unfortunately quickly suspended due to the worldwide pandemic and today I am therefore particularly pleased to be able to announce their resumption, which indicates an encouraging turnaround in the restart process. Passengers who need to travel to Düsseldorf and Berlin for business or leisure will have a fast and streamlined opportunity to reach these important cities of great historical and artistic interest as well as essential poles of German economic life," said Joerg Eberhart, President & CEO of Air Dolomiti.”
"The resumption of Air Dolomiti flights to Berlin and Düsseldorf which, after a period of suspension, join those to Frankfurt and Munich, is an important step in the gradual recovery of Catullo airport's activities" - said Monica Scarpa, Chief Executive Officer of Catullo Airport -"For the Verona area, Germany is the leading economic partner at international level and Air Dolomiti's activities contribute to developing and supporting both business and tourist flows with this country".
Air Dolomiti offers new flights to Sweden from Frankfurt
From next autumn, new Air Dolomiti connections will be operating between the German hub and the Swedish airports of Ronneby and Kalmar.
Verona, 7th May 2021 - Air Dolomiti, the Italian airline of the Lufthansa Group, announces new destinations departing from its Frankfurt hub.
Starting from 19 September 2021, five weekly frequencies will be operative, connecting the German city with Sweden with a flight to Ronneby airport and from there continuing to the city of Kalmar, capital of the county of the same name.
Italian passengers will be able to reach the new destinations from the Frankfurt hub, which Air Dolomiti serves from several airports in Italy.
Kalmar is one of the oldest and most important cities in Sweden, rich in history and traditions, as evidenced by the beautiful cathedral and the majestic Renaissance castle. The main road leading to the island of Oland passes through here, crossing one of the longest bridges in Europe.
Ronneby is located in the southern part of Sweden where there are numerous companies with international trade links.
It is part of the Blekinge Region, a beautiful area to explore and close to many destinations.
Ronneby Airport is part of the Swedavia Group, which operates ten Swedish airports.
The flight will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays with the 120-seat Embraer 195. Below is the operating schedule:
Frankfurt - Kalmar (via Ronneby):
- Departure from Frankfurt at 12:00 - arrival in Ronneby at 13:35 and in Kalmar at 14:50.
Ronneby - Frankfurt (via Kalmar):
- Departure from Ronneby at 14:20 and from Kalmar at 15:35, arrival in Frankfurt at 17:25.
The new connection, will join Miles & More, allowing frequent flyers to obtain numerous benefits under the award programme.
"I am very happy about this new connection which will allow easy access to Sweden from several Italian cities. An area that has always seemed far away now becomes easy to reach and we can in this way give continuity to our project to expand our range of flights and offer new destinations to our passengers." Commented Joerg Eberhart President and CEO of Air Dolomiti.
“We are so happy and at the same time very humble for this opportunity we’ve been given by Air Dolomiti and Lufthansa. An international southward hub connection, will make travelling to and from our region so much easier, for both business and leisure purposes” says Ronny Lindberg, CEO at Kalmar Öland Airport.
“We are immensely happy to have a direct connection between our region and Frankfurt Germany, as well as onwards in the worldwide LH network, the route meets the demands from both business and leisure travellers in our region. We can now offer this service at a high level with five weekly departures” says Arri Kallonen, Airport Director at Swedavia Ronneby Airport. “We look forward to getting operations started in September and hopefully the situation then has eased, and the world and our passengers are ready to travel again.”
“Blekinge county has the largest export per capita of all counties in Sweden. An easier way to and from continental Europe and to an international hub has been a dream of many businesses in the region for a long time and is an opportunity for further economical growth both for industry and tourism”, says Johan Sandberg, chairman of the regional development board in Blekinge.
Flights available on www.airdolomiti.eu and www.lufthansa.com or by calling the Service Centre at +39 0452886140 (+49 89 97580497 for calls from Germany),
Further information about Air Dolomiti on the airline's social pages.
Air Dolomiti, the Italian airline of the Lufthansa Group started its operations in 1991 connecting the main Italian airports to Germany, in particular Munich and Frankfurt. In 2019 it transported more than 2.5 million passengers, operating with multi-day frequencies on Italian and European destinations. The fleet currently consists of 15 Embraer 195, dynamic and flexible aircraft for the 70-120 seats segment, designed specifically to guarantee maximum comfort on board on medium-haul flights. The Fare plan provides five different options: three economy and two business fares that allow travellers to choose the set of services that best suits their needs. Efficiency, high-quality service and passenger care represent the core values of the Company which have always combined the principles of the German parent company and those of Italy, where it is based.
Kalmar is one of the oldest and most important cities in Sweden, rich in history and traditions, as evidenced by the beautiful cathedral and the majestic Renaissance castle. From here passes the main road on to one of Europe’s longest bridges, which connects the mainland to the sunny holiday island of Oland. The 140 km long island is summer home to the Royal Family of Sweden and features a unique flora and fauna, partly classified as a world heritage site. If instead you pick the western way out of the city of Kalmar, in a mere 30 minutes you will reach the entrance to the Kingdom of Crystal, a historic yet contemporary craftmanship region, where handblown glass has been made since 1742.
The Region of Blekinge Is a little enchanting and beautiful destination with surprisingly close to all destinations. Enjoy islands hopping, sunbathing on archipelago cliffs, sandy beaches, lakes, wilderness and the thick forest with bright green meadows. Did you know that the sun also shines a little more hours than other places in Sweden? Well, that makes your stay even better. Explore the historic naval base; it's a part of the maritime world heritage. Taste the locally produced food, experience music, arts, crafts and family things to do.
For many years, Swedavia has carried out ambitious sustainability work. All ten of the company’s airports achieved their goal of zero emissions of fossil carbon dioxide from their own operations by the end of 2020.
Swedavia also works actively to promote the industry’s transition to biofuel and has the goal that five per cent of all fuel used to refuel aircraft at Swedish airports shall be fossil-free by 2025.
The Swedavia Group owns, operates and develops ten airports across Sweden. Our role is to create the access Sweden needs to facilitate travel, business and meetings. Safe, satisfied passengers are the foundation of Swedavia’s business. Swedavia is a world leader in developing airports with the least possible environmental impact. In 2020, the Group had annual revenue of about 2.5 billion Swedish kronor and some 2,600 employees.
Air Dolomiti flies from Milan Linate to Munich
Starting from June 7, the airline will connect the Milanese airport to the German hub with 2 daily frequencies
Air Dolomiti joins the Lufthansa Group's Compensaid program
The Italian airline confirms its commitment to environmental sustainability
Verona, 26th April 2021 - Air Dolomiti, the Italian airline of the Lufthansa Group, with a view to implementing sustainable and conscious travel methods, has chosen to travel responsibly by joining the Compensaid program, created by Lufthansa in collaboration with the Lufthansa Innovation Hub. The project makes it possible to calculate the CO₂ emissions generated during a flight and offset them. Passengers can do so by purchasing Sustainable Aviation Fuel and by participating in climate protection projects.
The increased use of innovative biofuel (Sustainable Aviation Fuel, SAF) will have a direct impact on emissions since, compared to traditional kerosene, SAF produces up to 80% less CO₂. Climate Protection projects, on the other hand, will act on the CO₂ produced by flying in a long-term perspective.
The CO₂ calculator, through a constantly updated algorithm that considers the route, weather conditions and class of flight, allows the emissions of each trip to be calculated and then allows passengers to authorize the offsetting of their trip.
"We always try to be environmentally aware and to take every opportunity to make air traffic more sustainable depending on our sector; after passing the ISO 14001 audit and obtaining the European EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) certification, I am now really proud to take the opportunity to protect the environment, also thanks to the collaboration of our passengers in a common commitment towards a sustainable future" says Joerg Eberhart, President and CEO of Air Dolomiti.
"With 'Compensaid,' we have created one central compensation platform for all companies within the Lufthansa Group, thereby making an important contribution to the groupwide sustainability strategy," says Christine Wang, Managing Director Lufthansa Innovation Hub. "We are therefore very pleased that we have now been able to get Air Dolomiti on board as well."
Air Dolomiti obtains EMAS certification
The airline confirms the compliance with international standards
Verona, 8th April 2021 - Air Dolomiti, the Italian airline of Lufthansa Group, has obtained the validation of the Environmental Declaration submitted for the Community system of Eco-Management and Audit Scheme EMAS. This tool, created by the European Community, aims to the improvement of Environmental efficiency and is targeted to all public and private Companies that wish to commit in evaluating and upgrading their internal processes.
The requirements for membership are the existence of an Environmental Management System (ISO 14001:2015) and the submission, with subsequent validation, of an Environmental Statement. EMAS promotes continuous improvement in the performance of organizations through the establishment and application of environmental management systems, the periodic and systematic protocols evaluation and the provision of information on the results obtained.
The certification, which in Italy is issued by ISPRA, the Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, will last three years. Adherence to EMAS will guarantee the adoption of eco-processes, reducing the incidence of events that could be environmentally damaging, provide guarantees of compliance with eco-friendly regulations, and encourage the development and growth of technical and scientific knowledge for the continuous improvement of environmental performance.
"With this integrated system, we are helping to make air traffic more environmentally friendly and at the same time more cost-effective by optimizing the use of resources, with the aim of creating economic and ecological added value. This commitment to joint action for the protection of the environment is the basis for many projects, measures and innovations that describe the path to a sustainable future. The integration and general organization, as far as environmental management issues are concerned, will also result in a coordinated and transparent communication regarding activities and internal operational processes," said Joerg Eberhart, President and CEO of Air Dolomiti.
After obtaining UNI EN ISO 9001 certification in 2000, ISO/IEC 27001 in 2017 and ISO 14001:2015 in 2020, which are regularly monitored and renewed to guarantee compliance with the required standards, Air Dolomiti is the first Italian airline for public passenger transport to obtain this certification.
Air Dolomiti obtains the Technical Log Book
The Italian airline strengthens its commitment to the use of cutting-edge technologies. First in Italy and second in the
Verona, 27th January 2021 - Air Dolomiti, the Italian Airline of the Lufthansa Group, has equipped itself with an electronic Technical Log Book system (electronic TLB, eTLB for short).
The system, called Crossmos, fully replaces the old paper format of the technical log book, a document on which all technical events involving the aircraft and its equipment are recorded: from take-off and landing times, to the names of crew members with the specific tasks they carried out during the flight; from minor incidents to more or less serious failures that occurred.
The new system automates the recording of much of this data, which was previously recorded manually on the paper TLB by the commander or maintenance personnel who had carried out actions on the aircraft.
Now, thanks to an IP connection, the data is transferred and synchronised in real time between the eTLB on the aircraft and the maintenance centres, allowing a very rapid response and ensuring that the data is recorded and stored.
The system is fully compliant with the requirements of the standard and facilitates on-board work, making the processes in the cockpit of Air Dolomiti's aircraft, today almost completely "paperless", even more efficient.
"Obtaining the electronic Technical Log Book is in addition to all the actions undertaken by the Company to eliminate paper on board with greater use of state-of-the-art technological systems. The use of this system allows for more accurate and efficient communication of information and represents a further contribution to being increasingly sustainable. Thanks to the work of a dedicated team we were able to get the system up and running extremely quickly and today we are the first Italian airline to use it and the second within the Lufthansa Group" says Captain Alberto Casamatti, General Manager Operations and Accountable Manager of Air Dolomiti.