Air Dolomiti Embraer 190_20090128Air Dolomiti takes delivery of first Embraer 195
Lufthansa-Tochter erhält neue Regionaljets +++ At a ceremony, the first aircraft of the type Embraer 195 was officially handed over to Air Dolomiti.
The event in São José dos Campos, the headquarters of Embraer in Brazil, marked the beginning of delivery of a total of 30 aircraft of the 190 family to the Lufthansa Group by the end of 2011. The modern and economically highly-efficient regional aircraft were ordered from the Brazilian manufacturer by Lufthansa in June 2007.
Air Dolomiti, the Italian Lufthansa subsidiary in its Regional alliance, will take delivery of five aircraft of the type 195 this year, each fitted with 116 seats. The so-called E-Jet will operate on routes between Italy and Germany such as, for example, from Verona, Milan as well as Turin to Munich and Frankfurt. “We are delighted that, with the Embraer 195, we will be operating one of the most modern regional aircraft in the world in our fleet”, comments Michael Kraus, President and CEO of Air Dolomiti. “We will thus be able to offer our customers maximum comfort with excellent Air Dolomiti service and Italian flair”. The delivery of the new Embraer aircraft is part of a comprehensive programme for the modernization of the regional fleet within the Lufthansa Group.