More than 6,000 publications from around the world are now available for download via the Oryx One app.
The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the pace of digitization in the world of travel, prompting airlines to remove high-touch surfaces such as newspapers, magazines, and menu cards from aircraft cabins. As the latest enhancement to its Covid-19 safety measures, Qatar Airways has teamed up with PressReader to offer its customers a contactless reading experience, guaranteeing unlimited access to more than 6,000 global digital magazine and newspaper titles through the Oryx One inflight entertainment app.
Passengers can access these publications by downloading Oryx One to their personal electronic devices, inserting their booking reference number into the app’s Newsstand and selecting the titles they wish to save. The service will be available up to three days before and seven days after scheduled flights, and the downloaded content will stay in a user’s digital library for as long as they have the app installed. In addition, customers will not need to leave Oryx One or download any additional apps to access the content at any point.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said in a statement, “Our partnership with PressReader not only offers a Covid-safe, contactless entertainment option to further enhance our passengers’ on-board experience, it also supports our commitment to environmental sustainability, which continues to be a key focus for the airline.” Al Baker added that this new collaboration would allow Qatar Airways to eliminate more than 1,000 tonnes of waste from newspapers and magazines on the ground and in the aircraft cabin per year.
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