Popular British pushchair brand, iCandy have come to the aid of families affected by the Sharm el Sheikh flight suspension, by offering them a Raspberry pushchair upon their return.
iCandy, together with British airline and tour operator, Monarch are supporting families by donating the Raspberry to passengers flying in to Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester airports. The agreement came in response to baggage restrictions imposed on customers travelling back from Sharm el Sheikh. Currently, Britons returning from the Egyptian resort are restricted to hand baggage only on board repatriation flights. This means that many parents travelling with babies and toddlers are forced to leave their pushchairs behind until hold luggage can be shipped to the UK separately.
"As a proud British brand and family business, iCandy are eager to help those in need of transportation for their children," said iCandy. "We have sent out the pushchairs free of charge, seeing it as our duty to support as many parents as possible who require transportation for their young children."
Monarch said "As it's outside of school holidays we had a number of customers travelling with small children who have had to make the journey home without their pushchairs. Although this is a temporary situation, we wanted to ensure that customers arriving back in the UK from Sharm El Sheikh were able to pass through the airport and continue their onwards journey as easy as possible. We'd like to extend our thanks and appreciation to iCandy to supplying the Raspberry pushchairs."
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