The Airline’s New In-Flight Magazine Design Was Launched in January 2017
DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways is proud to have won ‘Custom Redesign of the Year’ at Folio’s Eddie & Ozzie Awards for its in-flight magazine, Oryx. Created by leading global publisher Ink, the magazine redesign was launched on board Qatar Airways in January 2017.
The Eddie & Ozzie Awards has become one of the most comprehensive magazine media award programmes, with hundreds of highly-competitive entries each year celebrating outstanding editorial and design content in both print and digital platforms.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “I am delighted that the new design of Oryx magazine has been recognised at the Eddie & Ozzie awards. We are committed to constantly renewing and refreshing our on-board entertainment for our passengers, and delivering an enhanced magazine product that is full of relevant information and content is integral to that strategy.
“The feedback we have received from our passengers since the redesign of Oryx magazine in January 2017 has been incredibly positive, and winning this award confirms that the publishing industry also recognises this great achievement.”
Ink Joint Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Michael Keating, added: “We are thrilled to have received such a prestigious international media award in New York and to be recognised for Oryx magazine so soon after its launch. With the whole team at Qatar Airways, we have quickly forged a very successful partnership and created a beautifully crafted publication that is highly regarded by their 32 million annual passengers. We look forward to many more successful years together.”
As well as being available on board the Qatar Airways fleet of more than 200 aircraft, Oryx magazine is also available to read on the Oryx One App and online at: www.ink-live.com/emagazines/oryx.
In addition to its award-winning magazine, Qatar Airways offers passengers up to 4,000 options on its Oryx One entertainment platform including the latest blockbusters, family movies, more than 1,500 episodes of TV comedy and drama, documentaries and audio.
This latest accolade comes on the back of a raft of recent awards won by Qatar Airways, which was recently recognised for ‘Best Cabin Service’ and ‘Best Food and Beverage’ at the 2017 APEX Passenger Choice Awards, as well as being named ‘Best Airline,’ ‘Best Middle Eastern Airline,’ ‘Best Long Haul Airline’ and ‘Best Business Class,’ at the 2017 Business Traveller Awards.
Earlier this year, Qatar Airways was also named ‘Airline of the Year,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class,’ ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’ by the aviation industry’s leading air transport rating organisation Skytrax.
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Founded in 1994 in London, Ink is the world leader in travel media, connecting more than 10,000 advertisers and brands to a global audience of 802 million passengers. Ink creates and delivers inspiring, award-winning content for airlines, railways, travel companies and their passengers by producing 28 magazines in 10 languages. Partners include American Airlines, Amtrak, easyJet, Norwegian, United Airlines, Etihad, Virgin Atlantic and Qatar Airways.
From six global offices, Ink’s travel media connects brands, advertisers and marketers to a highly receptive, and real, global audience through inflight publications, video and online content and ambient and experiential advertising opportunities in 100 countries.
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About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating 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 2017/18, including Dublin, Nice, Skopje, Sarajevo and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of 200 aircraft.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently 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 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 203 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes eight Airbus A330 freighters and 12 Boeing 777 freighters.
For further information, please contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 4022 2200
SOURCE: Qatar Airways