Alitalia to add LCY-Rome service
Published: 11/03/2013 - Filed under: News »
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 March 31.
Then from April 1 Alitalia will add a new service from London City to Rome’s Fiumicino airport, operating daily except Sunday.
Flight AZ212 will depart Rome at 0930, landing into LCY at 1110, with the return leg AZ211 leaving London at 1140 and landing back into the Italian capital at 1520.
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.
Report by Mark Caswell
sparkyflyer - 13/03/2013 10:18
I gather this flight comes at the expense of a morning flight from FCO to LHR? Have they sold the slot?
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