Aeroitalia has announced plans for a new route between Milan and London.

The five-times-weekly Milan Bergamo-Heathrow service will launch on December 1, with fares starting from €39 each way.

Flight will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday – departure times vary depending on the day.

There are currently no nonstop flights between London Heathrow and Milan Bergamo – Easyjet serves the airport from Gatwick, while Ryanair flies from Stansted.

British Airways serves Milan’s Linate and Malpensa airports from Heathrow, and ITA Airways operates flights from Heathrow to Linate.

Start-up carrier Aeroitalia launched operations earlier this year, initially flying from Forli International airport in northern Italy. The airline has since announced a number of routes from Milan Bergamo to destinations including Bacau, Catania and Rome.

Aerotalia currently operates a fleet of three B737-800 aircraft, configured with 186 seats.

The airline has ambitions to expand into the long-haul market, with routes to the US and Latin America.