Alitalia and Etihad are sharing a pavilion at the Expo Milan (or Milano in Italian and some other languages) 2015 where they have a fantastic Premium Lounge as well.
What hasn’t been well documented, however, is the lounge access policy that I’ll try to clarify here. Etihad Airways also sent an email with a redemption code for a free tickets to Etihad Gust Gold and Platinum member (read more here).
Here’s the text from the Alitalia’s Ulisse in-flight magazine:
And the Premium Lounge access in detail:
– Alitalia & Etihad top tier elite members
– SkyTeam Elite & Elite Plus passengers that have flown Alitalia within previous 15 days
– Alitalia business class passengers to Malpensa or Linate within the previous 15 days
– Etihad Premium Guests (not sure what this means)
I visited the Premium Lounge on Friday last week and took some photos. It is perfect place to sit down and have couple of adult beverages. More of it tomorrow, however.