Posted by Sade Williams
Qatar Airways has announced 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.