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Air Dolomiti to Launch New Service Between Innsbruck and Frankfurt From May 2, 2022
Starting May 2, 2022, Air Dolomiti will offer three daily flights between Innsbruck-Kranebitten Airport in and their Frankfurt hub. The airline is the first Italian carrier to receive certification to operate at the challenging Austrian airfield.
On Thursday (April 21, 2022), Air Dolomiti announced the start of new service between Innsbruck-Kranebitten Airport and their Frankfurt hub with three daily flights from May 2, 2022. Air Dolomiti is the first Italian carrier to receive the RMP AR certification from ENAC to land at the Austrian Airport. Innsbruck-Kranebitten is approximately 3.5 kilometers from the city center and the airport is known for challenging atypical air currents created by the nearby Alps, making takeoffs and landings more difficult.
In Thursday’s announcment, Air Dolomiti’s CEO, Steffen Harbarth, said,
“This new ENAC authorization 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 forward 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.
Also commenting on the launch of service from Innsbruck, Air Dolomiti’s Director of Flight Operations, Captain Roberto Belgrado, added,
“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 in 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.”
Air Dolomiti was founded in 1991 with the goal of connecting the main Italian airports to Germany, especially Munich and Frankfurt. In 2019, the airline carried over 2.5 million passengers, operating multi-day frequencies to Italian and European destinations. Air Dolomiti operates a fleet of 15 Embraer E195s (growing to 17 by May 2022) and prides itself on being an efficient and reliable airline that puts customers first. The airline’s Fare plan provides five different options including three economy and two business fares, which allows guests to select the set of services that best suits their needs.
Source: Air Dolomiti