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Alitalia Increases Its Frequencies To/From London City Airport

22/03/2013

Three Daily Flights from Milan Linate with Effect from 31st March.

A New Direct Flight from Rome Fiumicino from 1st April 

Rome, 21 March 2013 – Alitalia focuses on London City Airport and, with the commencement of the summer timetable at the end of March, will increase its frequencies to and from the local airport of London’s financial district.

From 31st March, Alitalia will introduce a third daily flight (operating Monday to Friday)

between Milan Linate and London City airports. Alitalia will operate one service on

Saturdays and two services on Sundays between the two city airports.
 

The new service departs from Milan Linate at 18.30 hours adding to the two other flights

which depart from the Milanese city airport at 08.40 hours and 15.55 hours. From London

City Airport, the third new service departs at 20.00 hours local time following the two services

which depart at 10.10 hours and 17.25 hours (local time). The new times will further

enhance the possibility for business customers to travel to and from the two cities within the

day.
 

From 1st April, Alitalia will commence a new service between Rome Fiumicino and London

City Airport. The daily flight, with the exception of Sunday, will depart from Fiumicino at

09.30 hours arriving in London at 11.10 hours local time. From London City, the flight will

depart at 11.40 hours local time arriving in Rome at 15.20 hours.
 

All the Alitalia services to London City Airport will be operated by the new Embraer E-190,

one of the few aircraft certified to land at City airport. The new Embraer E-190 aircraft have

a capacity of 100 seats with a 2 by 2 configuration. The absence of the middle seat and the

‘slim-line’ leather seats guarantee maximum comfort for all passengers. Two classes are

available: Ottima (business class on Alitalia’s international routes) and Classica (Economy

class).
 

London City Airport, is the airport of choice for London’s financial district, and is located in

the Docklands area, a few minutes away from the City of London and Canary Wharf which

can easily be reached by taxi or Docklands Light Railway. The airport boasts the fastest

check-in procedures, boarding and disembarkation of passengers of all the London airports.

London City Airport offers complimentary Wi-Fi internet access and numerous workstations

to all passengers throughout the airport.
 

The 24 weekly flights from London City Airport operated by Alitalia are in addition to the 48

weekly services which the company offers from Heathrow (of which 21 are to Rome

Fiumicino and 27 to Milan Linate). In total, Alitalia operates 72 weekly frequencies from

London.

Editors note

London City Airport (LCY) is the only London airport situated in London itself, just three miles from Canary Wharf, seven miles from the City and 10 miles from London’s West End and linked to all via the Docklands Light Railway. Infrastructure improvements in 2011 catered for 3 million passengers and 70,000 movements, while in 2012 LCY celebrated its millionth flight, 36 millionth passenger and 25 years of operation. LCY offers a unique rapid transit proposition – a short check in, door to lounge, and a shorter arrival, tarmac to train. 10 airlines fly out of LCY, serving 43 destinations and the airport has permission to increase its operation to 120,000 movements per annum. LCY is on Twitter (@londoncityairport) and further information about flights, destinations and airport services can be found on our website.

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@JamesWerth @British_Airways fantastic time of day to travel too!
@tallblokerobbie Thanks, Rob. I'll pass this back to the terminal team nevertheless. Thank you for your patience.
@tallblokerobbie That's fantastic to hear! Did you manage to get a name? Sorry you were delayed / cancelled flight though, Rob.
@MissJodieJones Hi, the airline are in the best position to give you up to date information - you can call CityJet on 02076460709
@Dublindamo according to the information I have, it is boarding at gate 24? Weather has been affecting flights today.
@henri_jac @flybe understand your frustration. Hopefully you should be on the move soon.
@KarenFox_ Hi Karen, sorry you are disrupted. Screens are updated by handling agents / airlines - staff awith iPads should be able to help
@henri_jac @flybe Sorry you have been disrupted - staff are aware & dealing with the situation.
Weather conditions are affecting some flights - please check with your airline for specific info regarding this eveā€¦ https://t.co/KBtawIUd7g
@danielherval Adverse weather has been causing issues all day - please do check with your airline for the latest information.
@catherinako1 Hi, best to check with your airline or tweet your flight number to @LCYFlightInfo for automated flight information.
@ianmanthorp The website is back up and running - just tested it. I can give you the number if you let me know who you are flying with?
@ianmanthorp It's been worked on as we speak. Are you flying today? You can find contact details for your airline: https://t.co/tnyzmNPYn6
@ianmanthorp Hi, you were tweeting our automated service - our site is having a few server issues. Your airline is best placed to assist.
@_NatashaClark Hi, sadly there isn't an alternative at the moment. But please do keep an eye on our feeds in the future for opportunities.
@jklasser Hi Dave, appreciate the frustration but glad you are on your way now. Have a nice flight.
@rbmulder Hi, our site is having a few server issues, you can use our automated flight info service @LCYFlightInfo or contact your airline.
@fabionyc Apologies for the late reply - there is some disruption this morning, please check with your airline is you are flying.
Due to adverse weather conditions, some flights may be disrupted - please check with your airline for specific flight info.
@neil_barrett Looks like you had a good day! Hope the flight was good.
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