Air Dolomiti, the Italian airline of Lufthansa Group, announced a new service to Sweden. Air Dolomiti will operate in the Swedish market for the first time from Frankfurt, Germany. The route will serve two destinations in the south of Sweden, Ronneby and Kalmar.

Air Dolomiti will start operating the new route in September 2021. Furthermore, the airline will commence five weekly flights to Sweden from Germany. Generally, the airline will be using Embraer E195LR for the service. Air Dolomiti will also try to cater to both business and leisure travelers with an optimized schedule.

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Air Dolomiti is an Italian regional airline with its headoffice in Dossobuono, Villafranca di Verona, Italy. The airline has its operating base at Verona Villafranca Airport and focuses cities at Munich Airport and Frankfurt Airport in Germany. Above all, Air Dolomiti is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa.

Air Dolomiti was established on 30 December 1989 and started operations in January 1991. The airline operates a network of routes from several Italian destinations to and from Munich and Frankfurt. Most of the services are sold under the Air Dolomiti brand and codeshared with Lufthansa. However, few remain under the Lufthansa brand.

Air Dolomiti offers a new route to Sweden
Picture Credit: Domenico Marchi

New destinations for Italian passengers

The new service of Air Dolomiti will be a great opportunity for Italian passengers. As a result, they will be able to reach new destinations from Frankfurt Airport. In addition to outgoing leisure and business travelers, the new service will be appreciated by the local tourism industry. Therefore, the increased connectivity offers visitors who want to discover the south-eastern Swedish region easy and convenient accessibility.

I am very happy to have the opportunity to operate these routes that will create an easy connection between Sweden and Germany. These flights will give continuity to our plan to expand our offer with the cooperation and support of the airports involved and will provide new destinations and greater ease of travel to our passengers. From the important hub of Frankfurt, it will be possible to reach several destinations around the world, thanks to the flights offered by Lufthansa’s network.

– Joerg Eberhart, President & CEO of Air Dolomiti

Tourist destinations with Air Dolomiti

Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. It is also the capital city of the Kalmar country. It is one of the oldest and most important cities in Sweden. The city is rich in history and traditions and home to parts of Linnaeus University. The Kalmar Cathedral is an example of a classic culture with the Kalmar Castle as the center.

Oland island is connected to Kalmar by a bridge that was once Europe’s longest bridge. It is known as the Oland bridge and was built in 1972. Other worth seeing tourist points in the Kalmar city include Town Hall and Kalmar Country Museum. Some other attractions are the old water tower repurposed as an apartment building and the graveyard next to the castle.

Kalmar Cathedral, Kalmar, Sweden , Picture Credit: Sue Fleckney

Ronneby is located in the southeast part of Sweden in the Blekinge region. Particularly, it is home to numerous companies with international trade links. Ronneby is a beautiful area to explore and close to many destinations. Ronneby is also regarded as the heart of “the Garden of Sweden.”

The “Brunnsparken” park is voted as Sweden’s most beautiful park in 2005 and Europe’s 4th most beautiful park in 2006. The art and culture activities in Ronneby give an insight into the city’s history, traditions, and artwork. Another worth seeing place in Ronneby is the church “Helga Kors kyrka,” founded in the 12th century and modified in the 15th century.

Ronneby Brunnspark, Sweden , Picture Credit: Helen Simonsson

Schedule of the flights

The new route from Frankfurt to Germany will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, starting from September 19, 2021, onwards. In brief, the route will be serving Sweden five days a week with a 120-seat Embraer 195. However, the exact schedule for the flights is as follows:

  • Frankfurt 12:00 – Ronneby 13:35 (EN8880)
  • Ronneby 14:20 – Kalmar 14:50 (EN8882)
  • Kalmar 15:35 – Frankfurt 17:25 (EN 8883)

We are delighted to directly connect our region and Frankfurt, Germany, and onwards in the worldwide Lufthansa network. The route meets the demands of both business and leisure travelers in our region. We can now offer this service at a high level with five weekly departures.

– Arri Kallonen, Airport Director at Swedavia Ronneby Airport

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