24 OCTOBER 2016


© 2022 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 24 OCTOBER 2016

AND FINALLY: Flying tots

The scamper of tiny carry-ons is becoming more prevalent, it seems. New data released from Heathrow shows a sharp rise in numbers of children under five flying through the airport, as our little ones become accustomed to becoming global jet-setters.

The number of youngsters passing through the airport is at an all-time high, with thousands of under-fives taking their first flight in 2016, 15% more than five years ago.

The average five-year-old of today is expected to fly more than 500,000 miles during his or her lifetime, the equivalent of flying to the moon and back.

To mark the news, Heathrow is releasing a short film, Top Tips from Tiny Travellers, a light-hearted guide led by five- and seven year-olds to travelling through the airport.


Index/Home page

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum