06 Oct 2014 15:00
Rome, 6th October 2014 - As Official Global Airline Carriers for Expo Milan 2015, Alitalia, Italy’s leading carrier, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have announced their support of the event’s School Project.
The School Project is a platform for sharing ideas on Expo
Milan 2015’s ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’ theme, with special training
and contests provided to schools across the world on the theme of food and
An estimated 20 million visitors are expected to
attend Milan Expo 2015 between May and October next year, of which
approximately 10 per cent will be primary, middle and high school students, as well
as university students, making it the largest community of visitors to Expo
Out of these two million young visitors, around 1.3
million will be Italian students, mostly from Northern Italy, with an
additional 700,000 students coming from abroad.
With approximately 100 daily flights to and from
Milan, Alitalia and Etihad Airways will connect the Expo city to over 560
unique online and codeshare destinations around the world. Together, the two
airlines will support the participation, both physical and virtual, of people coming
from Italy, as well as locations across Europe, USA, Canada, South America,
UAE, China, Japan and Australia.
Alitalia and Etihad Airways will support the Expo
School Project with attractive offers, encouraging younger guests to attend the
event. Alitalia will provide special offers to students in Italy and across the
world that are planning educational trips to Expo Milan 2015, while Etihad
Airways will offer special Expo Holiday Packages to schools in the UAE.
In addition, through the construction of a pavilion
that will host a multimedia futuristic "Social Hub", Alitalia and
Etihad Airways will allow young people not only to attend, but also to
contribute personally to this remarkable global event in 2015.