The first flight of Air Dolomiti, the Italian airline of the Lufthansa Group, landed on Monday morning at Luigi Ridolfi airport, thus inaugurating the international flights of the Forlì airport. The Embraer 195 was welcomed at 8.48 am creating the water cannon with which the airport wanted to celebrate the arrival of Air Dolomiti and its crew, while after the departure of the 9.40 am flight to Munich, Giuseppe Silvestrini, president of FA, Cesare Simonetti, Senior Key Account Airport Route Prospect of Air Dolomiti, and Gian Luca Zattini, mayor of Forlì, cut a celebratory cake on which the logos of both companies towered in the presence of local personalities and journalists.
At the helm of the Ebraer 195 were the Romagna pilot Gianclaudio Cortecchia, born in Riolo Terme, then graduated from the Francesco Baracca State Aeronautical Technical Institute in Forlì and trained as a pilot at the Professione Volare flight school which is based near the Ridolfi, and the First Officer Dorian Kura born in Faenza. he too was a student of the Forlì flight school where he obtained his pilot’s license: both were honored by FA.
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FA and Air Dolomiti also gave a celebratory parchment and a model of an airplane in the fleet to the first passenger who boarded at check-in on a flight of the company, Mandy Rudow, residing in Munich and Romagna in the last days for a holiday, and to the first who landed at the Ridolfi, Josè Ignacio Topete Ituarte, Executive Relationship Marketing Airlines of Sixt Rent a Car, also resident in Munich.
From the heart of Romagna, land of sea, hills and marvelous medieval cities, to the capital of Bavaria which houses museums and beautiful buildings: Air Dolomiti offers the connection between the two areas, offering passengers a wide choice of international extensions of the Lufthansa network, which can be consulted. on the website www.lufthansa.com. The airline offers two weekly frequencies (Monday and Friday) operated in Lufthansa codeshare.
“The departure of flights from Forlì to the Munich hub is another step towards the return to normal operations that expands our offer and guarantees travelers an increasingly composed and efficient range of alternatives – says Joerg Eberhart President & CEO of Air Dolomiti and continues – we are taking great steps to resume our activities and collaborations, we hope now without further setbacks, to make it possible to reach not only Bavaria but also all the destinations provided by the multiple connections offered by Lufthansa “.
“FA thanks Air Dolomiti for the trust shown in our airport – declares the president Silvestrini – allowing to connect the whole Romagna to the world through the Munich hub. Romagna and Bavaria are two countries that have always been close to tourism. and with this connection they will be able to further enrich the opportunities for commercial and cultural exchange “.