17 Oct 2014 16:15
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, now has more than 1000 trained Flying Nannies helping families on flights across its network.
Elpida Tsatsaronis, from the United States, is the 1000th
Flying Nanny to complete her training, delivered in part by Norland College, at
the Etihad Airways Innovation Training Academy in Abu Dhabi.
Aubrey Tiedt, Etihad Airways’ Vice President Guest Services, said: “The
Flying Nanny has become one of the most recognisable members of Etihad Airways
cabin crew aboard our long haul flights and we’re delighted to celebrate the
graduation of our 1,000th member to wear the orange apron.
“When we introduced the Flying Nanny last year our aim was to provide a
helping hand to families flying and since then the positive feedback from
customers has been overwhelming. We now often have two Flying Nannies on our
most popular flights especially to London and destinations in the United
Since its launch in 2013 the Flying Nanny has become a key feature on
Etihad Airways’ long haul flights providing support to families and children
and creating fun and memorable moments with games and activities.
Elpida Tsatsaronis said: “I am thrilled to be the 1,000th
Etihad Airways Flying Nanny and to receive my orange apron. My first flight as
a Flying Nanny is later this week to London and I’m looking forward to using my
training to assist parents and their children in-flight.”