Emirates Carries New Friends For Children
Emirates' young globalistas can now enjoy the company of new travel companions with the introduction of a collection of onboard toys launched. With two ranges of toys aimed at pre-school and older children, the travel experience has been further refined by Emirates to enable young passengers to have an entertaining, memorable journey.
Pre-school children can look forward to collecting a range of original monster characters from the 'Fly With Me Monster' collection. The playful monsters - Jimbob, Tezz, Camus and Wagga, each have their own personalities and traits, and are ideal characters to fuel a child's imagination. Each monster toy comes in three product categories; Blanket Buddies - plush characters wrapped around soft polar fleece blankets, Seat Belt Critters - little toys worn around a seat belt to encourage safety, and Magnetic Sketchers where Emirates' youngest customers can unleash their inner Picasso for hours of creativity and entertainment.
For older children, Emirates will offer a range of new travel-inspired products co-designed with iconic lifestyle brand Quiksilver. Tapping into the spirit of adventure, travel and the great outdoors, the Quiksilver collection is designed around three themes - surfing, snowboarding and skating. The collection features travel folios aimed at encouraging personalization and discovery, velcro surf-style wallets with the latest Quiksilver graphics and fun-fact game cards which combine inspirational photography from Quiksilver's own photo archives with Emirates' diverse destinations.
"We are constantly seeking more dynamic entertainment options for our discerning young travellers, when they are onboard," said Terry Daly, Divisional Senior Vice President, Service Delivery, Emirates. "Families have come to expect the stress-free and enjoyable travel experience Emirates is known for, and the introduction of these new toys, reinforces our commitment to ensuring that families have access to rich, meaningful entertainment content across multiple platforms."
All Emirates flights will offer a selection of the new toys for pre-schoolers with the Quiksilver products on long-haul flights over five hours. Young flyers
can also enjoy the existing range of children's products including the E-kids magazine, colour pencils, branded Emirates rucksacks and cooler bags, children's eyeshades and the popular Dr. Seuss books. The new toy collections combined with an updated in-flight entertainment system ice and a dedicated children's onboard menu with its own colourful livery, underpins Emirates' commitment to providing families with a hassle-free, relaxing journey. Emirates
is a full-service international airline that prides itself on inflight service delivered by an international crew drawn from over 130 nationalities; menus designed by leading chefs and complemented by the finest wines; an award-winning inflight entertainment system with up to 1,400 channels; and generous luggage allowances in all Classes. Emirates airline has received more than 500 international awards for excellence.
Its fleet of 176 wide-bodied aircraft includes eight freighters and is among the youngest in the skies, with an average age of less than 77 months. The airline continuously replaces old aircraft with newer ones and has frequently been the first to sign up for new developments in aviation design and technology. Emirates has orders for an additional 230 aircraft, worth more than USD$84 billion.
Emirates' global network now features services to 124 destinations in 73 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, North America, South America, and the Asia-Pacific.
Since the beginning of 2011, Emirates has increased its European network to 31 destinations, with new services operating to Geneva (1st June), Copenhagen (1st August), St Petersburg (1st November), Dublin (January 2012), Barcelona (3rd July 2012) and Lisbon (9 July 2012).
Emirates currently operates 70 flights per week to Dubai from Australia - from Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. One service daily from Sydney operates via Bangkok. One service daily from Brisbane operates via Singapore. One Melbourne service daily operates via Singapore, with another daily service operating via Kuala Lumpur. From 1st November, Emirates will launch four weekly flights to Adelaide, rising to a daily service from 1st February 2013.
Emirates operates 28 flights per week to New Zealand - daily to Christchurch from Sydney, and daily to Auckland from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Emirates has one of the world's most generous baggage policies. Economy Class customers can check in 30 kg, Business Class travellers 40 kg and First Class passengers can travel with 50 kg of checked baggage.
For flight information and bookings contact Emirates on 1300 303 777, visit your local travel agent or go to www.emirates.com/au
Photo: Emirates introduces new onboard toys - monster character from the 'Fly With Me Monster' collection.