Oryx One: A contactless entertainment offer developed by Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways is acquiring a new in-flight entertainment system called Oryx One. 100% contactless, this new technology will be deployed across the entire A350 fleet.

Qatar Airways is accelerating its digitalization and focusing on a 100% contactless journey by offering a new in-flight entertainment system on its A350 fleet.

According to DeplacementsPros.com, passengers will be able to pair their personal electronic devices with their seat IFE screen by connecting to the WiFi network and scanning a QR code displayed on the screen. They will then be able to use their PEDs to navigate and enjoy more than 4,000 options offered by the in-flight entertainment system.

For Boeing 787-9 Business and Economy class passengers, it is also possible to pair personal Bluetooth headphones with the IFE system of the passenger seats.

Qatar Airways launches Oryx Kids Club kit for children

As the summer holidays approach, Qatar Airways airline unveils its new children’s program: Oryx Kids Club. Little globetrotters traveling on its long-haul flights can benefit from a small travel kit entirely thought out and designed for them as soon as they board.

This fun and original travel kit is made up of, among other things, soft toys, toys specially designed for the occasion and also games and packed lunches in the colors of the Oryx Kids Club mascots. The opportunity for young passengers to discover the program’s superheroes who will accompany them throughout the trip: Orry and Orah as well as their companions Kamil the camel, Faairs the hawk and Farrah the desert fox. Attention that will make travel easier for young and old.

This travel kit in the colors of the Oryx Club mascots allows the youngest to have fun as soon as they board. Channels dedicated to children with adapted content are also available on the Oryx One entertainment system.

At Hamad International Airport, Qatar Airways has a play area installation as well as a huge “Teddy Bear” lamp, “now iconic and which has established itself as an attraction in its own right”. The company’s lounge has also been designed for everyone’s comfort: it is equipped with a playground, a nursery and a Formula 1 simulator “to keep the youngest patient”. Qatar Airways pampers its little travelers at all levels: minor children traveling alone enjoy privileged access to a lounge entirely dedicated to them, a comfort that allows them to approach the journey more serenely.

With over 4,000 different options, Qatar Airways’ award-winning IFE (Inflight Entertainment System) service, Oryx One, offers a selection of channels entirely dedicated to children such as Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Baraaem and Jeem. Some of the family-friendly films currently showing on board include A Wrinkle in Time; Peter Rabbit; Scooby-Doo and Batman: Alliance of Heroes, LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash and many more.

Qatar Airways launches the Oryx Connect platform

Qatar Airways is launching Oryx Connect, a new platform dedicated to business partners developed on the basis of the NDC standard to enable them to create tailor-made travel experiences for their customers.

Developed on the basis of the New Distribution Capability (NDC) data transmission standard developed by IATA in partnership with the travel industry, Oryx Connect benefits travel agents through improved functionality, an intuitive user experience, a access to rich content and the ability to personalize travel experiences for their customers.

The platform offers various options for using Qatar Airways NDC content. In addition to the existing intuitive and user-friendly web portal powered by Accelya Farelogix’s SPRK tool, agents can now access NDC content from a range of aggregators including Aarongroup, Duffel, Travelfusion, Travvise and Verteil. The Amadeus travel platform will be added in early 2022. Discussions are underway with a range of other global distribution systems and aggregators.

Travel agents benefit via Oryx Connect from full capacity for managing offers and orders, from reservation to payment, including after-sales service and ticketing. This includes the intuitive display of Qatar Airways Classic, Convenience, Comfort and Elite fares, which helps them provide customers with the most suitable offer. They will also have access to a variety of ancillary products and services such as selecting preferred seats and adding special service requests. Payment options include industry standard payment methods such as cash and ARC and BSP cards as well as IATA EasyPay.

Qatar Airways partners with PressReader

Qatar Airways has partnered with PressReader to provide passengers with unrestricted access to the international press during their flight.

PressReader is the leading provider of digital press on board commercial aviation and currently offers thousands of magazines and newspapers from 120 countries, in more than 60 languages.

PressReader enables the Qatari national carrier, based at Doha-Hamad International Airport, to offer its passengers unlimited access to more than 6,000 international digital magazines and newspapers. This service will soon be offered through its Oryx One in-flight entertainment app, offering travelers a single, complete digital experience.

Passengers can access the tickets by downloading the Oryx One app (for Android and iOS) on their personal electronic devices, inserting their reservation reference number (PNR) in the app’s newsstand and selecting the tickets they want. to safeguard. The service will be available up to three days before and seven days after their flight.

The downloaded content will remain in the digital traveler library for as long as the app is installed, reducing waste associated with print newspapers and magazines, which on the ground and in the air represent more than 1,000 tonnes each year. Also, unlike other airlines’ digital offerings, passengers will not need to leave Oryx One or download other apps to access content at any time.

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