(MENAFN - Arab News) Emirates is offering more than ever for families traveling with youngsters with new figures showing the award winning airline carried over two million children last year.
with the busy summer holidays on the horizon skytrax's world best airline is pulling out all the stops to keep the young ones entertained both in the air and on the ground.
in the 2013-2014 financial year emirates carried 2.3 million youngsters demonstrating its strong family following.
even before departure complimentary baby strollers and changing tables are available within emirates' dedicated terminal 3 and there are play areas equipped toys within emirates' exclusive lounges. priority boarding is provided to families with young children.
but it's on board when the real fun starts. the dedicated children's channels on the ice entertainment system bring an array of cartoons interactive games podcasts and cds.
there are currently more than 60 children's movies on ice including the entire harry potter series a whole section dedicated to disney classics plus over 20 dedicated children's television channels including cbeebies disney junior cartoon network and nickelodeon. the young ones can also immerse themselves in hours of the very best music such as one direction justin bieber and katy perry.
on board young flyers can meet airboe and oggie among the new cuddly monsters and explore activity-filled backpacks all provided on a complimentary basis. aircraft also carry kids' favorite meals as well as vegetarian options.
'we go to great lengths to entertain and occupy children with products and services that are constantly being updated and enhanced" said sheikh majid al-mualla emirates' divisional svp commercial operations centre.
emirates recognizes that loyalty is essential among its younger customers too so children even have their own frequent flyer program called skysurfers. miles can be exchanged for free flights toys books and entry to attractions in dubai.