Airports failing to help families with young children

Around 60% of people surveyed want play areas for kids at airports

Airports are not catering for families with children, according to a survey of 1000 travellers interviewed by the company Skyscanner. There are not enough facilities to keep the youngest visitors happy. Almost 30% of those surveyed complained about this, while 60% asked for play areas of some kind for kids. By comparison, 10% complained about long walks to departure gates.
Long lines and extended waiting periods at airports can be stressful or even a nightmare for parents with small children. Some of the world’s biggest airports – Schiphol and Changi are examples – are starting to open play and entertainment areas to keep bored kids busy. But almost all other airports are joyless spaces for children.
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