Passengers traveling with the airline's Airbus A350 fleet will be introduced to an application that will minimize the risk of COVID-19; Passengers will soon be able to connect to the award-winning Oryx One inflight entertainment system via their personal electronic devices.
The award-winning airline will also be the first airline in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa to offer passengers the option of pairing personal bluetooth headsets with the in-flight entertainment system in all cabins in its Boeing 787-9 fleet.
Qatar Airways recently became the first global airline to receive 19 stars in Skytrax's prestigious COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating under COVID-5 security measures.
Qatar Airways is proud to be the first global airline to offer its passengers Zero-Touch 'Zero-Touch' technology for the award-winning Oryx One inflight entertainment system in its A19 fleet, as a new part of the COVID-350 security measures it has received.
Zero-Touch technology, offered in partnership with the Thales AVANT IFE system, allows A350 passengers to connect their personal electronic devices to Wi-Fi with 'Oryxcomms' and match the in-flight entertainment system after scanning the QR code displayed on the screen. After the connection, passengers will be able to use their phones or tablets to enjoy more than 4.000 options available in the airline's award-winning Oryx One inflight entertainment system. In this way, the frequency of surface contact on the plane will be limited and passengers will be able to complete their travels with peace of mind.
Qatar Airways is also set to become the first airline to offer business travelers the option to pair personal bluetooth headsets with the inflight entertainment system in all cabins of the Boeing 787-9 for business travelers in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “As an aviation industry leader in the fight against COVID-19 and the first global airline to receive a 5-star Skytrax Airline Safety Rating recently, Qatar Airways is committed to always ensuring the highest standards of safety and hygiene on its aircraft. . The introduction of state-of-the-art Zero-Touch and ensuring that passengers can use personal bluetooth headsets on board to limit passenger-to-surface contact maximize our strict and stringent COVID-19 measures and is an important step towards preventing the risk of possible infection spread in the aircraft. We promise our passengers the most consistent and enhanced customer experience available in the sky, and hope to provide further assurance for the safety of commercial aviation. ”
Qatar Airways became the first global airline in the world to receive 19 stars in the COVID-5 airline safety rating determined by Skytrax. Qatar Airways' success in the Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating came after Hamad International Airport was named the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to receive the Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating award. These awards assure travelers around the world that airline health and safety standards are subject to the most professional independent review and evaluation standards possible. You can visit qatarairways.com/safety for all the details of the measures applied on airplanes and at Hamad International Airport.
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, currently flies to more than 130 destinations worldwide and plans to expand its flight network to more destinations. With additional flights added to major destinations, Qatar Airways offers unrivaled connectivity options, making it easy for passengers to change their travel dates or destinations when needed. Qatar Airways, which has many international awards, was named "Best Airline in the World" and "Best Airline in the Middle East" at the 2019 World Airline Awards organized by Skytrax. In addition, Qsuite, which offers a groundbreaking Business Class experience, was awarded the "World's Best Business Class" and "Best Business Class Seat" awards. Qsuite offers a comfortable and socially distant Business Class service with a 1-2-1 configuration seat arrangement, providing passengers with the widest, full privacy in the sky. Available on flights to more than 45 destinations including Qsuite, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London, Singapore and Istanbul. Qatar Airways is also the only airline to receive the respected "Airline of the Year" award five times, regarded as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry.
Qatar Airways' inflight entertainment system, Oryx One, offers passengers 4.000 different entertainment options, from the latest blockbuster movies, TV series sets, music to games and much more. Passengers can also stay in touch with friends and family living anywhere in the world using the award-winning airline's in-flight Wi-Fi and GSM service.