Abu Dhabi / Milan, 20 May 2015 – Etihad Airways and Alitalia welcomed His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates, to their joint pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 this week.
The airlines are Official Global Airline Carriers of Expo Milano 2015, which
takes place under the theme of ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’ from 1 May
until 31 October. A total of 20 million visitors are expected to attend from across the
world, with Alitalia and Etihad Airways’ pavilion serving as a highlight of the
HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan was given a tour of Etihad Airways
and Alitalia’s two-storey pavilion by Abdul Qader Hussein Ahmed, Etihad Airways
Vice President Government and International Affairs, and members of the
airline’s Emirati graduate management program, who are part of the onsite team
at Expo Milano 2015.
Highlights of the ground floor, which is open to all visitors, include a multimedia
Social Hub and an Imagination Lounge, where cooking demonstrations are conducted
by celebrity chefs. In addition, visitors can test their pilot skills on two
fully operational flight simulators, while a Kids Area is packed with interactive
games, an augmented reality experience, and a 360° Collective Map with Oculus
An exclusive lounge on the first floor provides a luxurious and comfortable
environment for selected guests to relax and experience the airlines’ award-winning
products first hand. Breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets are prepared daily by
professional chefs in the dining area, and a meeting room is also available for
private business meetings.
As Official Global Airline Carriers, Etihad Airways and Alitalia are also playing
a key role in bringing visitors to Expo Milano 2015, with an estimated eight
million attendees travelling to the event by air. For further information on
flights and packages, please visit alitalia.com or etihad.com, contact the airline’s call
centres, or book via travel agencies.