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Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways and Dreamworks Animation have given away a host of prizes in a draw promoting the blockbuster movie Monsters Vs Aliens, which premiered onboard Qatar Airways in July.
Children were asked to answer a simple question about the movie’s central character to enter the draw to win a specially selected gift box containing the entire set of Dreamworks Animation’s movies on DVD. Runners-up prizes included cuddly toys of Monsters Vs Aliens characters, a computer game and an activity book signed by the movie’s director.
The airline’s young passengers were encouraged to watch the movie on Qatar Airways’ state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system while travelling for the chance to win the fantastic prizes.
On board, the movie drew a multinational audience from across Europe, Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Far East and North America take part. Winners came from countries such as Algeria, Indonesia, Nigeria and India, and also from places the airline does not serve, such as Canada and Denmark.
The successful promotion helped to raise awareness of the extensive entertainment options available for children on board Qatar Airways.
Qatar Airways’ new Boeing 777s feature a revamped in-flight entertainment system, Oryx Entertainment, offering each passenger more than 900 audio and video entertainment options, clearly making it a ‘Multiplex in the Sky’.
Regardless of class of travel, passengers can enjoy the next generation interactive in-flight entertainment and can rest assured to be offered a great choice of music, documentaries, movies, sport, comedy, children’s programmes and interactive games.
The in-flight entertainment system is accessed through an easy-to-use touch-screen and intuitive navigation system in 8 different languages. Over 150 movie features and 150 hours of programming in English, Arabic and several other languages are also available for the airline’s multilingual audience.
The airline currently operates a young and modern fleet of 72 Boeing and Airbus aircraft to 84 cities worldwide, a figure set to rise sharply over the next few years. The airline’s fleet will increase to more than 110 planes by 2013 and destinations served are set to rise to over 120 in the next five years.
Qatar Airways’ Economy Class has been voted Best in the World in the annual Skytrax passenger survey, in which more than 16 million travellers were polled. Ranked Five Star for service and excellence by Skytrax, the independent aviation industry monitoring agency also voted Qatar Airways’ cabin crew Best in the Middle East for the seventh year running in 2009 and Best Airline in the Middle East for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, log onto www.qatarairways.com
Qatar Airways will operate a fleet of 120 aircraft by 2013 – almost double the existing size. Qatar Airways has ordered 80 Airbus A350s, 24 Airbus A320 Family of aircraft, 60 Boeing 787s and 32 Boeing 777s, with deliveries of the latter having started in November 2007. The airline has aircraft orders for more than 220 jets worth over US$40 billion and is one of the customers of the twin-deck Airbus A380 ‘super jumbos’ with five on order and scheduled for delivery from 2012, by which time the New Doha International Airport would have opened. For more information, visit www.ndiaproject.com
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