01 Dec 2014 19:00
Alitalia, Italy’s leading carrier, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, were officially handed over the plot for their joint pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 today.
two airlines are Official Global Carriers of the large-scale event, which takes
place from 1 May to 31 October next year, and will construct a 1,150 square
metre pavilion on Lot #5, located next to Palazzo Italia in the heart of Expo
structure will be divided into two floors, each measuring almost 575 square
metres. The ground floor will serve as a Social Hub, open to all Expo Milano 2015
visitors. This area will be driven by modern technology, providing guests with
full connectivity to delve into the social media world and learn more about the
destinations, aircraft, products and services of both carriers, as well as the
event’s key themes.
first floor will include an exclusive lounge, where top Alitalia and Etihad
Airways clients and selected guests can relax in a luxurious and comfortable
environment, and experience the airlines’ award-winning products first hand. A
meeting room will also be located on the first floor for private business
and Etihad Airways have planned a number of additional activities for Expo
Milano 2015 over the coming months, including media campaigns, social media initiatives,
and the sale of Expo Milano 2015 tickets directly through the airlines, with
special packages and fares for families, senior customers, business travellers
and members of the airlines’ loyalty programs. A promotion is already underway
for school children and sports clubs that want to visit the event.
and Etihad Airways will also play a key role in bringing visitors to Expo
Milano 2015, with an estimated eight million attendees travelling to the event
by air. The airlines offer the best network to accommodate these visitors and,
together with their partners, connect with over 850 destinations worldwide,
surpassing those offered by any other competitor.
will triple its service frequency between Italy and Abu Dhabi in March 2015
with new daily services from Milan and Venice. Etihad Airways will place its
‘EY’ code on both routes, subject to approvals, and connect the services to
other destinations across its network.
the launch of the new services, the two airlines will offer a combined 70
return flights per week between Italy and Abu Dhabi, with double-daily flights
to Milan and Rome, and a daily service to Venice. The next stage of codeshare
expansion will include 15 of Alitalia’s domestic routes from Rome, subject to
approval, offering travellers even more choice and convenience.
Alitalia will offer new routes for summer 2015, especially on its
intercontinental network, providing even more opportunity for visitors to reach
Expo Milano 2015.
further information and reservations on flights and packages for Expo Milano
2015, please visit alitalia.com
contact the airline’s call centres, or book via travel agencies.