Air France takes care of its young passengers
Friday 2, July 2010
At Paris-Orly airport, unaccompanied minors (UMs) with connections of over an hour on an Air France flight within Metropolitan France or to the French Overseas Departments can now use an exclusive new lounge measuring 40 sq. m.
Under the watchful eye of Air France staff, children can play in an interactive area equipped with 2 Playstation3 provided by Sony and games which are regularly renewed, whereas manual activities are available for younger children. In the dedicated relaxation area, young passengers can rest, read or watch DVDs on a flat-screen television provided by Sharp.
Open all year round, this new lounge located at Orly West terminal, hall 2, can accommodate UMs between the ages of 4 and 17.
Close to 380,000 UMs including 330,000 between the age of 4 and 11 and 50,000 between the age of 12 and 17 travel on Air France every year. Approximately 70% of UMs travel within Metropolitan France and to the French Overseas Departments. From the age of 2, they can join the Flying Blue Jeune and Flying Blue frequent flyer programmes.
At Paris-Charles de Gaulle, during the school vacation period, another 200 sq. m. lounge (located at terminal 2E) accommodates UMs with connections of over two hours. When they have short connections, they are accommodated in a UM area at the S3 boarding satellite.
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