REVIEW: Alitalia & Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Pavilion & Premium Lounge

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Alitalia and Etihad (which owns a minority share of Alitalia) are the official Expo Milano 2015 airline sponsors. The exposition runs until the end of October.

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Pavilion

The airlines share a great pavilion that also includes a Premium Lounge where Alitalia & Etihad frequent fliers plus some other passengers (read the entry requirement here) have access to. I spent Friday last week at the Expo and a couple of hours at the Premium Lounge as well, which is a good place for refreshments and charging your cell.

Ground Floor

Alitalia and Etihad showcase their products to the general public on the ground floor. You can also find a flight simulator there.

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Pavilion Ground Floor

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Pavilion Simulator

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Pavilion Theater

Second Floor (Premium Lounge)

You need to sign in at the reception first before getting access. They will record your frequent flier numbers (at least they did in my case).

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Premium Lounge Display

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Premium Lounge Ceiling

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Premium Lounge Sitting Area

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Premium Lounge Bar Other View

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Premium Lounge Bar

They have a properly stocked bar with plenty of adult beverage choices.

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Premium Lounge Wine Collection

The selection of Italian wines is rather comprehensive. They have a long wine list as well.

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Premium Lounge Wine List

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Premium Lounge Wine List 1

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Premium Lounge Wine List 2

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Premium Lounge Wine List 3

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Premium Lounge Food Area

The lounge service includes lunch between noon and 3PM and dinner between 6PM and 9PM.

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Premium Lounge Prosecco

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Premium Lounge Mojito

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Premium Lounge Canapes

You can get some canapes outside of the lunch/dinner hours. I went there after the lunch was over.

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Premium Lounge Evening Buffet Appertizers

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Premium Lounge Evening Buffet Mains

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Premium Lounge Evening Buffet Desserts

You have several appetizer, entree and dessert choices.

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Premium Lounge Appertizer

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Premium Lounge Evening Main

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Premium Lounge Evening Dessert

Etihad Residence Mock Up

Etihad had their Residence mock up at the show.

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Residence Living Room

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Residence Bathroom

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Residence Amenities

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Residence Shower

Alitalia Etihad Expo Milano 2015 Residence Bedroom

Conclusion

Alitalia and Etihad use the pavilion to showcase their products and conduct meetings.

If you have access to the Premium Lounge, it is great place to have a drink or two while charging your phone (or recharging yourself). The lounge was mostly empty the majority of the time I was there and the service is very attentive.

The servers and food are provided by DO & CO. All the other employees with whom I chatted with were from Alitalia or Etihad.

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