ITA Airways to launch thrice-daily service from London City to Milan

An ITA Airways Airbus A220 on the taxiway.
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Responding to substantial demand from both business and leisure travelers, ITA Airways has reaffirmed its commitment to the United Kingdom with a thrice-daily service from London City Airport (LCY) to Milan Linate Airport (LIN).

The Italian flag carrier will also introduce an additional daily service in January 2024, bringing the total number of weekly rotations to Milan to twenty-four. 

A Convenient Connection

London City Airport, renowned for its punctuality, speed of service, and award-winning customer experience, is the ideal starting point for an Italian adventure.

The airport’s international acclaim for its efficiency, as recognized by Time Out and Which?, ensures that your journey gets off to a smooth start.

Milan Linate Airport, known for its central location, is the perfect gateway to explore Milan’s rich cultural heritage, exquisite cuisine, and remarkable attractions.

 With ITA Airways offering three daily flights and an additional daily service in January 2024, passengers now have even greater flexibility and convenience when planning their trips to Milan.

This increases the total number of weekly rotations to an impressive 24, further enhancing the accessibility of this route.


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Milan, often referred to as the Fashion Capital of Italy, beckons leisure travelers with its unique charm.

Visitors can immerse themselves in the city’s cultural and historical attractions, such as the awe-inspiring Duomo di Milano, savor some of Italy’s finest cuisine, and even catch a match at the iconic San Siro football stadium. But the allure of Milan doesn’t end there.

Holidaymakers will also find increased access to Italy’s breathtaking Lake District, including renowned spots like Lake Como, as well as convenient connections to the ski resorts nestled in the Italian Alps, like Courmayeur and Cervinia.

Thanks to the proximity of Milan Linate Airport, these delightful destinations are within a mere two-hour journey from your arrival, making your Italian escapade all the more accessible and fulfilling.

A Hub for Business Travelers

In addition to serving leisure travelers, this route connects two of Europe’s essential financial hubs. London and Milan are crucial destinations for business travelers, attracting large corporations like JP Morgan, Barclays, and Credit Suisse.

The convenient travel options provided by ITA Airways will undoubtedly support the needs of professionals on both ends, fostering economic collaboration and growth.

Andrew Hodges, Chief Commercial Officer, London City Airport, said: “Milan was previously one of our top five performing routes and we have recently seen huge pent-up demand from our passengers to travel to-and-from, so we’re delighted to be offering greater access to the city.”

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ITA Airways Experience

Emiliana Limosani, Chief Commercial Officer ITA Airways and CEO Volare, said: “We are pleased to be operating at London City, a favourite destination for business customers working in the British capital.

“We are also particularly proud to accompany our passengers with our brand-new Airbus, which has just joined the fleet.”

“The UK is a strategic market for ITA Airways, operating up to a maximum of 90 weekly roundtrip flights between London and its two hubs: Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate”.

The airline operates a single-aisle Airbus A220 aircraft that seats 125 passengers, offering spacious seating, ample overhead storage space, and large windows for an enjoyable and comfortable journey.

Adding a touch of Italian flair to your journey, the aircraft is painted in Italy’s distinctive blue colors. This represents a significant milestone as ITA Airways continues to establish its brand identity following a successful rebranding last year.

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Responding to strong demand, ITA Airways will operate a thrice-daily service from London City Airport (LCY) to Milan Linate Airport (LIN).
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