Launching Etihad's 'Little VIP' service in Abu Dhabi.
Etihad Airways has teamed up with Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi theme park to launch 'Little VIP', a tailored flight experience for children.
Activity packs and specially designed services for families are just some of the amenities being offered by the airline.
The Little VIP campaign aims to make flying with children as fun - and as smooth - as possible, with cartoon character-emblazoned activity packs on longer flights and a range of children's gifts designed in three age ranges.
Infants under two years can snuggle under a complimentary Little VIP fleece blanket decorated with Warner Bros cartoon characters Tweety, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Sylvester. Kids from three to eight years will receive a drawstring bag containing an activity book, crayons, a memory card game and a passport holder. Tweens and teens up to the age of 13 will be gifted a Scooby-Doo themed backpack with a Museum of Mysteries board game.
The airline has also unveiled a dedicated check-in for families at Abu Dhabi International Airport and cabin and ground crew have received training to better support travelling families.
In-flight, children will be served their meals first and the menu has been redesigned based on feedback from families; favourites such as pasta and meatballs, waffles and pancakes have been added.
On-board entertainment includes a wide selection of Warner Bros movies and tv shows, such as Space Jam, Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, Looney Tunes, Bugs Bunny and The Flintstones.
"We understand and appreciate that it's not always easy travelling with little ones, however, this collaboration with Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi is designed to make the travel experience an exciting one for children and an easier one for their parents," said Terry Daly, executive director of Guest Experience at Etihad Airways, adding that the Little VIP scheme is the "first of many" product innovation developments at the airline. Watch this space...
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