Subscribe Free
in Flight Services & Support

Etihad Airways launches new children's activity packs

Posted 21 September 2016 · Add Comment

Etihad Airways has introduced a new range of 'Etihad Explorers' children's activity packs and a Flying Nanny Kit, to keep its younger guests occupied while onboard.

Etihad Explorers is the airline’s new children’s brand and will feature on activity packs and meal items, and aims to instil a sense of excitement and anticipation during their journey.  

The new kits were launched at a colourful children’s tea party hosted by the airline at its state-of-the-art Innovation Training Academy in Abu Dhabi.

On inbound flights to Abu Dhabi, a new collectable character bag for three to eight year-olds contains an activity booklet, crayons, card games and a colour-in mask. The pack on flights from Abu Dhabi includes a unique suitcase board game which allows parents and children to play together, a foam lion character, colour-in postcards, crayons, and a handy waterproof travel wallet. Having a different pack on each leg ensures that children are kept well entertained on both journeys.

For nine to 13 year olds there is a more mature activity pack which is guaranteed to puzzle and delight, 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. 

Tech savvy tots can also enjoy a range of films, television programs, games, and child-friendly albums and CDs through 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.

For guests flying long-haul, every aircraft is staffed by a Flying Nanny. Trained by the UK’s world renowned Norland College, Flying Nannies were introduced by Etihad Airways in September 2013, and are onboard to provide an extra pair of hands and allow parents more personal time while they entertain the children. 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.

 

Calum Laming, Etihad Airways’ vice president guest experience, said: “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.”

 

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

First A380 dismantled and will be sold as spare parts

The first Airbus A380 has been dismantled and will be sold as spare parts as a new lessee or buyer could not be found following expiry of the 10-year lease in October 2017. For investors, this is likely to mean a modest end to their investment,

Qatar contract for 28 NH90s comes into effect

Leonardo has today announced that it has made effective the contract signed on 14 March 14 2018, for the supply of 28 NH90 medium twin-engine multirole military helicopters to the Ministry of Defence of Qatar and has therefore booked the

UK boosts maritime presence with Wildcat

Britain’s Royal Navy has deployed a pair of AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat HMA.Mk 2 helicopters to Al Musanna air base in Oman, near Muscat. The move is part of the wider UK maritime presence in the region, known as Operation Kipon.

Emirates launches new toys

Emirates has introduced new toys from the Emirates Fly with Me collection and Lonely Planet Kids activity kit bags for children travelling in all classes.

Significant growth in aviation jobs expected

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published the results of a global survey of Human Resources professionals in the aviation industry highlighting key challenges in talent acquisition, training and retention.

Boeing to acquire Millennium Space Systems

Boeing will acquire Millennium Space Systems, a provider of agile, flight-proven small-satellite solutions, under an acquisition agreement that will expand Boeing's satellite and space portfolio, talent and capabilities.

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
ASDubai BT1004091018MEBAA BT1004121218BIAS BT271017161118GATM BT1004061118MarrakechAirshow BT2507241018Istanbul Airshow BT22018Cargo BT1004091018Aviation Africa BT0607280219MAPS18_BT1207131118AIME19BTA3005120219