DOHA, Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the launch of Oryx Kids Club On-Board Children's Programme, offering an enhanced experience for its youngest travellers by providing them with specially designed plush toys, activity packs, and special meal boxes featuring their favourite super heroes from the Oryx Kids Club.
Children travelling on ultra long-haul routes are now able to enjoy their flight with their favourite super heroes from Oryx Kids Club: Orry and Orah the Oryx and their friends Kamil the camel, Faaiz the falcon and Farrah the desert fox. The programme will extend to long-haul flights from 1 July 2018, and on short-and medium-haul routes from 1 September 2018.
Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ms. Salam Al Shawa, said: At Qatar Airways, we always seek to enhance the travel experience of our passengers of all ages. We especially want to ensure that flying is as enjoyable as it can be for children and families. These new special new toys, amenity packs and meal boxes featuring the Oryx Kids Club super heroes will ensure that our youngest travellers are entertained from the moment they board the aircraft, alongside our dedicated children's channels on the Oryx One entertainment system.
In March, the airline revealed the new Oryx Kids Club heroes, which are designed to inspire and excite children when they fly and make Qatar Airways the airline of choice for families. The new cuddly toys, activity packs, and specially-designed children's meals will help make flying with Qatar Airways a seamless and fun-filled journey for every child.
The airline will also soon launch the Oryx Kids Club Loyalty Programme, offering children between the ages of two and 11 the opportunity to enjoy value-added benefits while travelling with Qatar Airways as well as the ability to earn Qmiles, which can be redeemed for attractive awards. In addition, they will also be eligible to earn Qpoints, which moves them to a higher tier, offering exclusive benefits.
The airline has already made a substantial investment at its home and hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to excite and inspire children. The iconic Teddy Bear lamp is a firm favourite with families, along with dedicated children's play areas. Al Mourjan Lounge at HIA also features a Formula 1 simulator in the play area and a games room, as well as a dedicated children's nursery. Children travelling on their own also have access to a special unaccompanied minors' lounge.
With more than 4,000 entertainment options to choose from, Qatar Airways' award-winning in-flight entertainment service, Oryx One, also features dedicated children's channels such as Disney, Nickelodeon, the Cartoon Network, Baraaem and Jeem, to keep youngsters happy throughout the flight. Family-friendly films currently being shown on board include A Wrinkle in Time; Peter Rabbit; Scooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave and The Bold; LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash, as well as many others.
The award-winning airline has received a number of recent accolades, including 'Airline of the Year' by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, held at the Paris Air Show. This is the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been given this global recognition as the world's best airline. In addition to being voted Best Airline by travellers from around the world, Qatar's national carrier also won number of other awards at the ceremony, including 'Best Airline in the Middle East', 'World's Best Business Class' and 'World's Best First Class Airline Lounge'.
Qatar Airways connects travellers to more than 150 destinations via its award-winning Hamad International Airport (HIA), and offers seamless connecting flights from Fast East, Australia and the Middle East and beyond. The national carrier of the State of Qatar has a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft flying to business and leisure destinations across six continents.
Earlier this year, the airline revealed a host of forthcoming global destinations, in line with its expedited expansion plans, including Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Cebu and Davao, Philippines; Langkawi, Malaysia and Da Nang, Vietnam.
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About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating more than 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world's fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2018, including Thessaloniki, Greece; Cardiff, UK and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named 'Airline of the Year' by the 2017 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named 'World's Best Business Class,' 'Best Airline in the Middle East,' and 'World's Best First Class Airline Lounge.'
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World's Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways' in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline's on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2018 and 2022 World Cups, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline's own brand message - Going Places Together.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world's third largest international cargo carrier, serves more than 60 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally with more than 200 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes eight Airbus A330 freighters, 13 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747-8 freighters.
Source: Qatar Airways