Etihad Airways and Alitalia, the Official Global Carriers of Expo Milano 2015, have announced that tickets for the six-month event can be purchased through their websites and contact centres from today.
As Official Global Carriers of the event, which runs from 1st May to 31st October 2015, the airlines 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.
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." 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".
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.
Tickets for Expo Milano 2015 go on sale today via their web sites and can also be purchased by calling the airlines' global contact centres.