Etihad Airways enhances offering for younger passengers

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Ensuring its younger passengers are entertained during their journeys, Etihad Airways has introduced a new range of ‘Etihad Explorers’ children’s activity packs and a Flying Nanny Kit.

Etihad Explorers, the carrier’s new children’s brand, will feature activity packs and meal items.

Available on inbound flights to Abu Dhabi, three to eight year-olds can now enjoy a new collectable character bag, which comprises an activity booklet, crayons, card games and a colour-in mask.

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Meanwhile on flights from Abu Dhabi, the pack includes a suitcase board game which allows parents and children to play together, a foam lion character, colour-in postcards, crayons and a waterproof travel wallet.

For nine to 13 year olds, a more mature activity pack is offered, containing Sudoku, mazes, lined notes and join-the-dot games. These packs also contain an Abu Dhabi themed pencil case, pencil, a dual-function bookmark and ruler, and a notepad.

Children aboard Etihad Airways flights can also make the most of a variety of films, television programmes, games and child-friendly albums and CDs, available from the dedicated ‘Just 4 Kids’ section on the Etihad Airways E-BOX inflight entertainment system, all of which can be enjoyed on the touchscreen and/or handset.

As for travellers who are flying long-haul, every aircraft is staffed by a Flying Nanny who will provide an extra pair of hands, granting parents more personal time. The new Flying Nanny Kit promotes greater interaction between nanny and child and contains an extensive range of fun items including Origami, games, pom-poms, flight certificates, tools for magic tricks and face-painting, and a ‘Flying Nanny stamp of approval’ which the nanny can use to reward children during their in-flight activities.

Vice president guest experience, Etihad Airways, Calum Laming declared: “We understand that flying as a family can often prove daunting for parents and children alike, especially when travelling long-haul. That’s why we’re continually looking for new ways to develop family-friendly products, like the new children’s activity packs, so everyone can be fully entertained from the moment they board.

“This is just a part of our wider efforts to provide enhanced service and hospitality to our valued family fliers, an effort which is also brought to life by our amazing Flying Nannies. The new kits will help these talented crew members with the tools they need to provide our young guests, and ultimately their parents, with a truly memorable flight,” Laming added.

Looking ahead, this December, Etihad Airways will also be launching a new Children’s menu, which will be focusing on healthy choices for younger passengers.