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Jet the Pilot Bird Takes Off At Edinburgh Airport

A new cartoon character is taking off this week at Edinburgh Airport to help kids – and their parents – in as they set off on their journeys.

Jet, a pilot bird, is Edinburgh Airport’s latest recruit and the star of a colouring and activity pack that will be available from today for young children.

The pack, which is made from recycled materials, contains a host of games and activities including colouring the tower and designing your own tail art for a plane.  Coloured pencils are included in the pack’s innovative design.

Managing Director Kevin Brown explains how Jet came into being: “We’re always looking at ways of making our passengers’ journeys easier.  Having 6 year old twins myself, I know that keeping kids occupied and interested while travelling is important.

“This is where Jet comes in and I think this activity pack will be a big hit with our younger passengers and their mums and dads.  We’ve done a small run to see how it’s it received and plan to do a different pack each year.

“Our frontline teams will hand out the packs to kids in the airport and we hope that they’ll make journeys through Edinburgh more fun. The feedback we’ve had so far today from families has been excellent.”

The packs are being introduced in time for the summer season when Edinburgh sees more families heading off on holidays.  Edinburgh is the only UK airport to cater for families in this way.

Eva Nailard, 10, was one of the first to receive the Jet Pack as her and her family jetted off to Pisa to spend a week in Florence.

She said: “It’s exciting to go on holiday, but airports can be boring.  This pack is fun and I’m looking forward to doing the puzzles.”

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