Etihad Airways launches Flying Nanny programme

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Etihad Airways has launched a new child care assistance programme with the introduction of ‘Flying Nanny’ on long haul flights. The Flying Nannies will be the helping hands of families and unaccompanied minors. They will also introduce children to the exciting collectible Etihad characters — Zoe the bee, Jamool the camel, Kundai the lion, and Boo the panda — who accompany them on their trip.

The airline has trained over 300 crew members in the past two months with around 60 scheduled to train in September. By the end of 2013, the airline will have a total number of 500 Flying Nannies on the long haul flights.

Commenting on this new launch, Aubrey Tiedt, Etihad Airways’ Vice-President Guest Services, said, “Flying with a young family can be a daunting task, even for the most experienced travellers, and the Flying Nanny role demonstrates our understanding of our guests’ needs and our commitment to making the journey as relaxing and comfortable as possible.”