Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25 Posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2889 times:
Lufthansa is very satified with it's Italian Daughter Air Dolomiti!
Air Dolomiti feeds the MUC hub every morning,noon and evening out of 16 region al airports in Italy.The current fleet of mostly ATR 42 and ATR 72 has been enhanced by additional Avro's- and strategy within LH sees the potential for Air Dolomity grow to up to 25 jet-aircraft in the 100 seater range.
The MUC model could also be replicated for ZUR and FRA....
HAM From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 267 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2832 times:
there´s a nice report on this fascinating airline in this month´s aero international (german). they seem to have been very successful with the LH cooperation. the ATR fleet seems to be well suited to them, the BAe jets being an addition for larger demand routes.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4210 posts, RR: 36 Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2679 times:
They are comparible to what happened to Air UK... At first a domestic UK airline, but since the mid 90s slowly stopping stand alone flights within the UK and just feeding the AMS KLM hub, and since gobbled up by KLM Cityhopper.
You might see it becoming part of Lufthansa Regional someday.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25 Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2588 times:
Air Dolomiti have a great service-reputation and the inflight -catering has received several awards.
Amazingly enough,Air Dolomiti have crews on each of the 16 Italian locations based,enabling the aicraft to fly into MUC in a morning-hub wave.
I also see them expanding into neighbouring countries(France,Croatia..)
and go bejond just feeder services into MUC - a great ,small airline !!
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 7 Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2470 times:
Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 4): You might see it becoming part of Lufthansa Regional someday.
they already are, they just don't apply the Lufthansa Regional brand to their planes as this would hurt their distinct image.
Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 7): I also see them expanding into neighbouring countries(France,Croatia..)
i highly doubt so. in the past, they did serve quite a number of European routes from a number of Northern Italian gateways. BCN, AMS, CDG and some others come to my mind.
apart from services to MUC and FRA, i think they also serve VIE. judging from their development and recent press articles, they are only focussing only on feeding its partners' hub flights. in fact, they turned around their business model quite a bit. the only other European destination i seem them serving in the not too distant future is ZRH.
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.