19 NOVEMBER 2018
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Julius Caesar turned up at London City Airport last week as British Airways celebrated the launch of new year-round flights to Rome. It is the fourth Italian city to be served by the airline direct from LCY and will operate every day except Saturday.
A bust of Caesar was drafted in to greet customers on the first flight and welcomed on board the Embraer E190 jet by BA’s inflight business manager and fellow Italian Marco Tagliaferri.
Tagliaferri is one of 15 Italian cabin and flight crew on board flights to and from the airport, while BA airport manager Andrea Sperini is also Italian, having been born in Venice. He said: “I’m very proud to see the Italian capital becoming part of our network.”
BA general manager commercial and customer Luke Hayhoe added: “We are delighted to add another capital city to our schedule, taking the number of routes we fly from LCY to Europe to 34, with Rome our fourth route to Italy joining Florence, Milan and Venice.”
BA has also recently unveiled a new lounge at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport. The 460sq m space can seat up to 140 and features a number of separate zones where passengers can work or relax ahead of their flights.
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