Inflight gifts for Little VIP travellers flying with Etihad Airways


Final week I wrote about Emirates has opened a brand new lounge for youthful flyers at Dubai Worldwide Airport. Now it’s the flip of Etihad Airways, the nationwide airline of the UAE, which has this week launched a brand new expertise for households flying with them. The airline has partnered with the award-winning theme park, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, to launch a one-of-a-kind household pleasant expertise on board its fleet.

Etihad’s new ‘Little VIP’ marketing campaign recognises that younger travellers are all crucial folks and goals to make travelling with youngsters as simple and gratifying as attainable. The park’s iconic animation characters like Scooby-Doo, and Looney Tunes together with Sylvester and his beloved nemesis Tweety, are emblazoned throughout the youngsters’s exercise packs given to company travelling on longer flights with Etihad.

The airline’s new youngsters’s presents are designed in three age ranges. For infants as much as 2 years outdated, dad and mom can be given a tender fleece blanket adorned with the faces of Tweety, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Sylvester for them to take residence. Younger flyers aged 3 to eight years, can be given a drawstring bag that includes an exercise guide, crayons, reminiscence card recreation and passport holder. Tweens and youths aged 9 to 13 can be delighted with a Scooby-Doo themed backpack that includes the Museum of Mysteries board recreation designed to advertise Yas Island’s extremely immersive indoor theme park, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.

Along with the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi’s themed inflight presents, Etihad is bringing a complete household journey expertise to life, by cabin crew and floor crew coaching to determine and help household journey wants. At Abu Dhabi Worldwide Airport, a devoted household check-in house can be out there for households with minimised queuing to make household journeys as easy as attainable. Considerate touches embody a small set of stairs at check-in counters which means younger eyes can take a peek on the check-in course of with ease.

In flight, younger travellers can be given their meals first for comfort, and diners will expertise Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi themed eating tools in brilliant colors. The menu has been enhanced primarily based on session and suggestions from household travellers and in consequence requested conventional youngsters’s favourites resembling fusilli pasta with meatballs, waffles and pancakes have been added to the menu.

According to Etihad’s sustainability ambitions, the brand new youngsters’s packs and eating expertise have been designed with product goal and reusability in thoughts. The presents are designed to be taken away and treasured, encouraging youngsters to really feel enthusiastic about travelling with Etihad. The facilities have additionally been designed with out the necessity for particular person packaging, avoiding the usage of single use plastics.

Younger flyers may also be stored amused on board by a bespoke youngsters’s part on Etihad’s inflight leisure, designed in a enjoyable, kid-friendly format. Etihad presents a wide array of family-friendly Warner Bros. motion pictures and TV reveals together with House Jam, Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes, Bugs Bunny and the Flintstones. A number of TV reveals for older youngsters from the DC Universe consists of Batman, Justice League and Teen Titans.

As well as, an intensive number of music albums for teenagers is complemented by quite a lot of e-games for avid avid gamers, which may also be performed seat-to-seat.

Terry Daly, Govt Director Visitor Expertise, Model and Advertising, Etihad Airways, mentioned: “This 12 months, we are going to convey product innovation to the forefront, and that is the primary of many thrilling developments to sit up for. We’re thrilled to be kicking this off with a give attention to our ‘Little VIPs’ and their households. We perceive and admire that it’s not at all times simple travelling with little ones, nonetheless, this collaboration with Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is designed to make the journey expertise an thrilling one for youngsters and a better one for his or her dad and mom. With the assistance of Scooby-Doo and the Looney Tunes, we promise that even the tiniest travellers will love each minute of their journey with Etihad Airways.”

Don Strickler, Normal Supervisor, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, mentioned: “We’re happy to be becoming a member of fingers with Etihad Airways to offer a singular and enjoyable expertise for teenagers and their dad and mom. Be it onboard their flight or whereas visiting our extremely immersive lands, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi delivers the last word themed journey for company of all ages. We’re assured that the introduction of everybody’s beloved Animation characters will add additional leisure for households to take pleasure in unforgettable moments whereas touring. We sit up for widening the horizons of our partnership with the UAE’s nationwide airline and hope to constantly broaden our choices with each new addition.”