|Founded||30 December 1989|
|Commenced operations||January 1991|
|Operating bases||Verona Villafranca Airport|
|Parent company||Lufthansa Group|
|Headquarters||Dossobuono, Villafranca di Verona, Italy|
|Key people||Steffen Harbarth, CEO|
Air Dolomiti S.p.A. is an Italian regional airline with its head office in Dossobuono, Villafranca di Verona, operating base at Verona Villafranca Airport and focus cities at Munich Airport and Frankfurt Airport in Germany. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa. Air Dolomiti operates a network of routes from several Italian destinations to and from Munich and Frankfurt. Most of these services are sold under the Air Dolomiti brand and codeshared with Lufthansa, while a few remain under the Lufthansa brand.
Air Dolomiti was established on 30 December 1989 by the Linee Aeree Europee (L.A.E). The airline's name derives from the section of the Alps known as the Dolomites. It started airline operations in January 1991 with a Trieste-Genoa route and in 1992 started international services with flights from Verona to Munich.
After several years of co-operation, Lufthansa acquired a 26% stake in January 1999 and increased it to 52% in April 2003 and 100% in July 2003.
The airline employed some 748 people at June 2020 and although most Lufthansa Regional subsidiaries operate under their parent's name and colours, Air Dolomiti retains its own identity. At one time the airline's registered office was in Dossobuono, Villafranca di Verona, while the airline's executive headquarters were in Ronchi dei Legionari.
In September 2018, Lufthansa announced it would expand Air Dolomiti's fleet significantly by 12 pre-owned Embraer 190 and 195 aircraft to be transferred from sister company Lufthansa CityLine. However in late 2021, Lufthansa stated that the relocation was no longer confirmed and maybe continued later or on a smaller scale if at all. Later on, two Embraer 195 were relocated from Lufthansa CityLine by spring 2022. In late 2022, Lufthansa confirmed it would transfer further aircraft from Lufthansa CityLine to Air Dolomiti to strengthen the group's presence in Italy after its bid to take over ITA Airways fell apart.
As of February 2021, Air Dolomiti operates routes from Frankfurt Airport and Munich Airport to 14 destinations in Italy and Europe in cooperation with parent Lufthansa in addition to a domestic Italian network.
Air Dolomiti has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:
As of July 2023[update], Air Dolomiti operates the following aircraft:
|Embraer 190||2||—||100||Further aircraft to be relocated from Lufthansa CityLine.|
Several of Air Dolomiti's aircraft are named after famous Italian operas, as a tribute to the city of Verona and its famous ancient theatre, the Arena di Verona.
Air Dolomiti previously also operated the following types of aircraft:
|Aircraft||Number||Year Introduced||Year Retired|
|De Havilland Canada Dash 8||3||1990||1994|