Air One, Italy’s privately owned airline, is launching its new service to Milan, Linate from London City Airport.
There will be two flights daily Monday - Friday, departing London City Airport at 10:05 and 17:30, plus a Saturday service departing at 10:05 and a Sunday service departing at 17:30. Air One operate the service with an Avro RJ70 aircraft, with 70 seats.
Bernard Lavelle, Business Development Deputy Director for London City Airport, is confident that the business communities, both in London and Milan, will support the service: “Route development at London City Airport is driven purely by customer demand. We have very close links with the business community and work with them to provide direct air transport services they need.
“Milan is a destination in demand, especially Linate, as it provides a direct service between London’s city centre airport and Milan’s city centre airport. Air One is very keen to develop services to Italy and we wish them every success.”
Air One offers both a business and economy product. Fares start from £99 one-way including taxes.
Captain Peter Dahlqvist was delighted to launch the Air One Milan, Linate service touching down nine minutes ahead of schedule: “The flight was very smooth and I think all the passengers enjoyed the journey. The fact that it is a direct City-to-City service means it is very time effective, especially for the business traveller.”
Looking at the growing demand surrounding London City Airport, Air One feels Italy is an under served market and plan to extend their London network in January 2007 launching a service to Rome, Fiumicino. The schedule will be similar to Milan, offering a twice-daily service Monday - Friday, plus daily departures on Saturdays and Sundays.
In addition to Rome, Air One is considering launching services to Genoa and Turin in February 2007.