DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has announced that it will double the number of movies and TV shows on board over the coming months, increasing the choice of entertainment channels from 950 to 2,000. This comes on top of the already wide selection of more than 200 audio options and 50 games to entertain both children and adults during their journey.
Passengers on board Qatar Airways flights in March 2015 will also be able to enjoy an eclectic line up of Oscar-winning movies including Birdman, which won Academy Awards for Best Movie and Best Director, and The Theory of Everything starring Eddie Redmayne, who won the Oscar for Best Actor.
Other Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated movies debuting on board in March include, The Imitation Game starring Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch; Interstellar, which scooped the Academy Award for Special Effects; Foxcatcher featuring Oscar nominee Steve Carell; and Wild starring the Oscar nominated-actresses Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern. In addition, Two Days, One Night, starring French actress Marion Cotillard, who was nominated in the Best Actress category, will also premiere on board in March.
These star-studded movies join other 2015 Oscar-winning movies already available on board Qatar Airways including Whiplash starring J K Simmons, who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and Boyhood, starring Patricia Arquette, winner of the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
Other blockbusters debuting on board Qatar Airways in March 2015 include The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and family favourites Paddington and Penguins of Madagascar.
Arabic movie premieres debuting on board Qatar Airways in March include Geran El Saad, a family comedy featuring Sameh Hussien and Kuwaiti box office hit Elisa Khatafha Jameel, as well as Rock the Casbah starring Omar El Sherief and Nadeen Labaky.
Qatar Airways inflight entertainment will also include more than 850 episodes of popular TV shows and comedy titles such as A to Z, Brooklyn Nine Nine, 2 Broke Girls, Flight of the Concords, Loui, Modern Family and New Girl season 4.
The latest seasons from hit dramas such as: Downton Abbey, Fargo, Believe, Almost Human, Constantine, Forever, From Dusk till Dawn, Gotham, Happy Valley, Mad Men, How to Get Away with Murder, Person of Interests, Stalker, Suites, The Good Wife and The Flash, will also all be available throughout March.
These additions to March’s programme of entertainment are an extension of the existing popular library of content on board Qatar Airways, which includes full box sets of movies such as the Harry Potter series; The Lord of the Rings trilogy; The Dark Knight trilogy; the X-Men series; the Matrix series; the Aliens titles and all the Twilight movies.
Qatar Airways provides its passengers with access to a wide range of entertainment options, including movies, TV, games and audio on Oryx Entertainment each month. From the latest Hollywood premieres to the best of Bollywood, Arabic blockbusters, children’s films, cinema classics, and much more, Oryx Entertainment offers passengers hours of enjoyment in the sky.
Notes to Editors:
To get a flavour of what’s on board in March, please click on the following links. English: http://youtu.be/_uJ4vxgI_0E; Arabic: http://youtu.be/llZy-5Ku36M; Bollywood: http://youtu.be/9wc-3YyNM7U; Asian: http://youtu.be/sgZzxiwPlkk; Stephen Hawking special: http://youtu.be/XrFtSZV2-T8; Nasser Al-Attiyah championship feature: http://youtu.be/hxO4MuXYB3c.
On October 30, 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the first Gulf carrier to join this global airline alliance, enabling its customers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures. Award-winning carrier Qatar Airways was presented with three honours at the annual Skytrax 2014 World Airline Awards held during the Farnborough Air Show in the UK. The airline was awarded World’s Best Business Class for the second year consecutively, World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge for the second year consecutively and, Best Airline in the Middle East for the eighth time. At the Farnborough Air Show, the airline placed an order for 100 Boeing 777X aircraft, taking Qatar Airways’ orders to more than 340 aircraft with a value of US $70 billion. For more information, visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.