Baby bookings are booming on flights from Britain

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By cabincrew.com on Wednesday 25th Sep, 2013 at 12:18

There’s been a massive hike in the number of British babies taking to the skies, according to the latest research from Lastminute.com.

Booking data from the web company reveals that in the last six months there has been a 20% year on year increase in infant (under the age of two) flight bookings. Just as Prince George and his royal parents are preparing for a long haul trip to Australia, the data also points to an incredible 90% year on year growth in infant flight bookings to Australia.

Other flight destinations experiencing an increase in baby travel in the last six months include Portugal (28% growth), Spain (22% growth), the United Arab Emirates (20% growth) and the USA (8% growth).

It could be that passengers have more confidence than ever before in the services that will be provided by well trained cabin crew on international flights.

Mark Maddock, Managing Director of lastminute.com UK and Ireland says, “It is clear that increasing numbers of parents are feeling confident about travelling with new babies and airlines are responding with services to match this demand. Some airlines will even warm baby milk for you and provide in-flight cots. Provision for babies does however vary from airline to airline so ensure you check what specific services they provide before travelling.”

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