Luxair (LG, Luxembourg) has begun wet-leasing EMB-175 capacity from Alitalia CityLiner (CT, Rome Fiumicino) for use in operating its Luxembourg-Milan Linate route, launched on Sunday, December 4. As part of the arrangement, Alitalia (AZ, Rome Fiumicino) is codesharing on the route.

Luxair, which already serves Milan Malpensa, said in a statement the route is aimed primarily at the business segment given Linate's closer proximity to Milan's financial district. The group's EVP Airline Martin Isler told ch-aviation in an e-mailed statement that Luxair has chosen to cooperate with Alitalia on the route as the only slots the Luxembourg-based carrier was finally able to secure at Linate following years of efforts required the flights to be operated by an aircraft based in Milan.