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First E-195 for Air Dolomiti
Embraer has delivered the first Embraer 195 to Air Dolomiti, the Italian member of Lufthansa Regional that this year celebrates its 20th anniversary. The handover marked the beginning of delivery of a total of 30 aircraft of the E-190/195 family to the Lufthansa Group by the end of 2011. The aircraft will begin scheduled operations during February.
Air Dolomiti will take delivery of five E-195s this year, each fitted with 116 seats. The aircraft will replace the carrier's BAe 146-300s and in the process increase capacity by 17%. They will be employed across Air Dolomiti's network, upgrading the service which feeds Lufthansa's hubs in 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 modernisation of the regional fleet within the Lufthansa Group.
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