British Airways has announced two new year-round routes to Milan’s Linate airport.

The carrier will operate two daily flights (one at weekends) from London City, and a twice-weekly service from Stansted.

The LCY flights will launch on April 24, followed by Stansted on April 29. The routes will be served by Embraer 190 aircraft.

The new routes add to BA’s existing flights from Heathrow to Milan’s Malpensa and Linate airports.

Linate is considered Milan’s ‘close-in’ airport, being located only four miles east of the city centre, compared to the larger Malpensa with is located around 30 miles northwest.

Italian carrier Meridiana will codeshare on the new routes, as it does currently on BA’s flights between Linate and Heathrow.

Commenting on the new services Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager customer and commercial, said:

“Milan is a very exciting route for us as it will appeal to both business and leisure customers. The new services gives the choice of two alternative London airports with well-timed flights to Linate, which is Milan’s most convenient airport.”