Qatar Airways passengers can now download more than 6,000 publications to their PEDs through the airline’s Oryx One In-flight Entertainment App.
The airline is able to do this through a partnership with PressReader, a provider of digital in-flight publication content to the aviation industry. PressReader currently offers thousands of magazine and newspaper titles from 120 countries, in more than 60 languages.
Passengers can access titles by downloading the Oryx One app to their personal electronic devices (PEDs). They then insert their Booking Reference Number (PNR) into the app’s ‘Newsstand’ and select the titles they wish to save.
The service will be available up to three days before, and seven days after scheduled flights. The downloaded content will stay in a user’s digital library for as long as they have the app installed.
Qatar says this will reduce newspaper and magazine waste, on the ground and in-flight, by over 1,000 tonnes each year.
Contactless IFE on A350 aircraft
Qatar Airway recently announced it will be offering a contactless entertainment experience on its A350 aircraft. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways Airbus A350 aircraft will be able to access its IFE system through their own devices.
Qatar Airways Oryx One in-flight entertainment system
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, B777, 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.
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