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," the airline’s new children’s brand, will aim to instill a sense of excitement and anticipation during their journey.
“Etihad Explorers” will be broken up into two age groups: three- to eight-year-olds, and nine- to 13-year-olds. The entertainment packs for each group will vary, as will the inbound flight and outbound flight packs.
The younger group’s inbound pack will include an activity booklet, crayons, card games, and a color-in mask, while 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, color-in postcards, crayons, and a handy waterproof travel wallet.
For 9 to 13-year-olds the pack 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.
Children also have the option of 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.
For guests flying long-haul, every aircraft is staffed by a Flying Nanny. Trained by the U.K.’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 to 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.
As part of Etihad Airways’ ongoing commitment to ensuring all passengers enjoy a truly exceptional hospitality experience, a new Children’s menu will be launched in December focusing on healthy choices.