British Airways has started a new six-weekly Embraer E190 route from London City Airport to Rome Fiumicino Airport – the airline’s fourth Italian city connection from the Docklands.
Flights operate every day except Saturday. The carrier already flies four routes into Italy to Florence, Milan and Venice from London City and 34 in total to Europe.
A special bust of one of Rome’s most famous forefathers, Julius Caesar, was drafted in to greet customers on the first flight.
British Airways’ general manager commercial and customer, Luke Hayhoe said: “Rome is a destination that will be welcomed by both our leisure and business customers and alongside Florence, Milan and Venice will be our fourth route to Italy.”
London City Airport chief commercial officer, Richard Hill said: “Ahead of a 20 per cent boost in capacity during 2019, this new service further underlines British Airways’ continued investment in their London City operation.”
British Airways is investing £4.5 billion pounds for its customers over the next five years. As part of that investment the airline recently unveiled a brand-new lounge at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport which is spread over 460 square metres, and can host almost 140 customers.