British Airways launches runway to runway service; London City–Milan Linate

British Airways’ London City to Milan Linate  

British Airways launched flights from London City to Milan Linate on 23 April. To celebrate the inaugural service, three models from Model Students – Diana Rimshelis, Chantelle Fan and Addis Miller – posed on the runway at London City with one of the airline’s E190s, with the shot being back dropped by the iconic Canary Wharf, hoping one day to walk the fashion runways of Milan. Model Students represents bright, confident young models from across the UK. Founded at The University of Nottingham in 2010, Model Students nurture their models to look good through a healthy attitude towards body image.

  • British Airways linked airport and fashion runways this week, as it commenced a 12 times weekly service from London City (LCY) to Milan Linate (LIN) on 23 April. Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ GM Customer and Commercial, said: “As our new service links two of the greatest fashion cities in the world it was fitting to ask these young models to help us celebrate the launch of flights to Milan. This is a very exciting new route for us as it will appeal to both business and leisure customers. The flights compliment the British Airways Heathrow service, offering our customers more choice with well-timed flights to Linate, Milan’s most central airport.” Bernard Lavelle, Sales Director at London City Airport, said: “Milan and London share financial hub status and cultural importance as global centres for fashion and design, with British Airways’ service between London City and Milan Linate playing an important role in connecting the two, for passengers travelling for business or pleasure. With our close proximity to central London and quick check-in and arrivals, passengers will find that choosing London City to fly can offer the fastest and most convenient way from Canary Wharf to the Italian Stock Exchange or St Paul’s Cathedral to Milan’s Duomo.” All flights will operate on BA’s E190s and face Alitalia’s 29 times weekly service on the same airport pair. 

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