Alitalia is to expand operations at London City airport, adding extra frequencies to Milan Linate and launching a new route to Rome.
The carrier will move from 11 flights per week on the LCY-Milan Linate route to 18 from 31 March.
Then from 1 April Alitalia will add a new service from London City to Rome’s Fiumicino airport, operating daily except Sunday.
Flight AZ212 will depart Rome at 09:30, landing into LCY at 11:10, with the return leg AZ211 leaving London at 11:40 and landing back into the Italian capital at 15:20.
The service will be operated by Embraer E190 aircraft, under Alitalia’s Cityliner brand (formerly Air One Cityliner before the carrier’s parent company Air One was merged with Alitalia).
There are currently no non-stop flights between London City and Rome Alitalia serves Fiumicino from Heathrow as does BA, while both Easyjet and BA serve the airport from Gatwick, Monarch operates flights from Luton, and Ryanair flies between Stansted and Rome’s Ciampino airport.