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Etihad Airways: focus on families, business class comfort and sustainability

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Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and offers direct flights from New York to Abu Dhabi. Their latest lineup focuses on family travel, business class comfort and sustainability in the skies.

Keeping the kids happy in the air

Anyone who travels with young children knows that the experience can really run the gamut, especially in flight. Well, Etihad Airways aims for a smooth flight experience by partnering with the

award-winning theme park, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, to launch a one-of-a-kind family experience aboard its fleet. Etihad’s new ‘Little VIP’ campaign aims to make traveling with children as easy and enjoyable as possible.

The airline’s new children’s gifts are designed for three age groups. For infants up to two years old, parents will receive a soft fleece blanket decorated with the faces of Tweety, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Sylvester to take home. Flyers between the ages of three and eight will receive a drawstring bag containing an activity book, crayons, a set of flashcards and a passport holder. Tweens and teens (ages nine through thirteen) will receive a Scooby Doo-themed backpack with the Museum of Mysteries board game. The giveaways are designed to promote the Yas Island indoor theme park, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.

In addition to themed gifts from Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, Etihad provides a complete family travel experience by training cabin crew and ground staff to identify and meet family travel needs. At Abu Dhabi International Airport, a dedicated family check-in area is available to reduce waiting time in line.

In-flight, young travelers will receive their meals first for convenience, and diners will experience Warner Bros.-themed catering equipment. World Abu Dhabi in bright colors. The menu has been improved based on consultations and feedback from family travelers and as a result, traditional kid favorites such as meatball pasta, waffles and pancakes have been added to the menu.

In line with Etihad’s sustainability ambitions, the new children’s packs and dining experience have been designed with purpose and product reuse in mind. The gifts are designed to be taken away and cherished, encouraging children to feel excited about traveling with Etihad. The equipment has also been designed without the need for individual packaging, avoiding the use of single-use plastics.

Young travelers will also be entertained on board by a bespoke kids’ section on Etihad’s in-flight entertainment, designed in a fun, kid-friendly format. Etihad offers a wide selection of Warner Bros. movies and TV shows. family friendly including Space Jam, Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes, Bugs Bunny and the Flintstones. A selection of TV shows for older kids from the DC Universe include Batman, Justice League, and Teen Titans.

Even more comfort in Business Class

Traveling business class on Etihad makes family travel and business travel easier. Travelers can check in online up to 48 hours before their flight, guaranteeing the seat they want. Eligible business travelers can use the complimentary chauffeur service in the UAE and arrive in the comfort of a Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Abu Dhabi Airport’s premium lounge offers a wide selection of buffet options. The US Immigration facility at Abu Dhabi Airport allows travelers to clear US immigration before boarding their flight to the United States.

Travelers can stretch out thanks to the extra space in the business class cabins and can arrive refreshed after a good night’s sleep on a fully flat bed. Travelers can relax with their integrated seat massager and deluxe amenities kit. There is also plenty of space to stretch out and ample storage space for your luggage.

The Dine Anytime menu means travelers can eat at their convenience and can choose from an extensive a la carte menu as well as plenty of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Passengers can also stay connected with mobile services and onboard Wi-Fi. For those looking to unwind, there are hundreds of hours of in-flight entertainment, including seven live sports and news TV channels; as well as televisions. Or turn it all off with the noise canceling headsets available to Business Class passengers. Checking in is easy with dedicated business class check-in at Abu Dhabi Airport.

Durability in the sky

Travelers are not only interested in direct flights and comfort. They are concerned with environmental factors such as reducing their carbon footprint and emphasizing the sustainability of aviation.

Etihad Airways, together with the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, has launched the Etihad Mangrove Forest program which focuses on local and national environmental goals including decarbonisation, waste management and plastics reduction at Disposable. Biodiversity is the next step for Etihad to explore promoting conservation efforts for the UAE’s native mangroves.

Through the platform app, mangroves can be tracked via satellite maps and access data, including CO2 consumption measurements which can then be tracked to offset emissions.

The goal is to create mangrove forests on every continent that Etihad flies to. The goal is to remove carbon from the atmosphere and make Abu Dhabi a global hub for research, innovation and conservation. The program aims to streamline all mangrove efforts launched from Abu Dhabi under one umbrella, to help achieve the government’s goals of reaching net zero by 2050. Globally, mangroves store about 6.4 billion tons of carbon, nearly four times more than other terrestrial forests. , which helps to combat the effects of climate change such as coral bleaching and coastal degradation, and to support biodiversity and wildlife.

The Etihad Mangroves Forest site was chosen specifically because of its protected status by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, which guarantees its ability to remove carbon from the atmosphere for at least 100 years.



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