23 Dec 2014 10:00
Alitalia and Etihad Airways, the Official Global Carriers of Expo Milano 2015, have announced that tickets for the highly anticipated six-month event can be purchased through their websites and contact centres from today.
A special early-bird promotion is also underway for Expo Milano 2015
attendees, with a generous discount of 20 per cent available on all tickets
purchased before April 2015.
As Official Global Carriers of the event, which runs
from 1 May to 31 October 2015, Alitalia and Etihad Airways will play a key role
in bringing international visitors to Expo Milano 2015. It is estimated that eight
million people will fly to Italy for the event.
Ariodante Valeri, Chief Commercial Officer at
Alitalia, said: “Alitalia is proud to be associated with Expo Milano 2015. As
part of our commitment to enhance tourism and trade in Italy, we will provide excellent
travel connections that will encourage visitors to attend Expo Milano 2015 and therefore
create strong demand for ticket sales”.
Peter Baumgartner, Chief Commercial Officer at Etihad
Airways, said: “As Italy prepares to welcome visitors from all corners of the
world to its landmark Expo Milano 2015 event, Etihad Airways and Alitalia are
delighted to support the event as its Official Global Carriers. In addition to
enhancing our travel connections between Italy and key destinations worldwide,
today’s ticket sale launch will be followed by a range of exciting promotional
offers in the coming months to optimise global participation.”
Alitalia will triple its service frequency between
Italy and Abu Dhabi in March 2015 with new daily services from Milan and
Venice. As a result, the two airlines will offer a combined 35 frequencies per
week between Italy and Abu Dhabi, with double-daily flights to Milan and Rome,
and a daily service to Venice.
Etihad Airways will codeshare on Alitalia’s new Milan
and Venice routes and connect the services to other destinations across its
international network. Its ‘EY’ code was also recently added to 15 of Alitalia’s
domestic Italy routes, as well as additional routes beyond Rome within Europe,
offering travellers even more choice and convenience.
Furthermore, Alitalia will offer a number of new
routes for summer 2015, especially on its intercontinental network, enhancing
the opportunities for visitors to reach Expo Milano 2015.
Both airlines will exhibit at next year’s Expo with a
joint pavilion measuring 1,150
square metres. Empowered by modern technology, visitors to the Alitalia and
Etihad Airways pavilion will be encouraged to delve into the social media world
and learn more about the airlines’ destinations, aircraft, products and
services, as well as the event’s key themes.
Tickets for Expo Milano 2015 go on sale today
, and can also be purchased by
calling the airlines’ global contact centres.