Qatar Airways’ in-flight magazine, Oryx, wins custom redesign of the year at folio’s 2017 Eddie & Ozzie awards
DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways is proud to have won 'Custom Redesign of the Year' at Folio’s Eddie & Ozzie Awards for its in-flight magazine, Oryx. Created by leading global publisher Ink, the magazine redesign was launched onboard Qatar Airways in January 2017.
The Eddie & Ozzie Awards has become one of the most comprehensive magazine's media award programmes, with hundreds of highly-competitive entries each year celebrating outstanding editorial and design content in both print and digital platforms.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “I am delighted that the new design of Oryx magazine has been recognised at the Eddie & Ozzie awards. We are committed to constantly renewing and refreshing our onboard entertainment for our passengers, and delivering an enhanced magazine product that is full of relevant information and content is integral to that strategy.
“The feedback we have received from our passengers since the redesign of Oryx magazine in January 2017 has been incredibly positive, and winning this award confirms that the publishing industry also recognises this great achievement.”
Ink Joint Chief Executive Officer, Mr Michael Keating, added: "We are thrilled to have received such a prestigious international media award in New York and to be recognised for Oryx magazine so soon after its launch. With the whole team at Qatar Airways, we have quickly forged a very successful partnership and created a beautifully crafted publication that is highly regarded by their 32 million annual passengers. We look forward to many more successful years together.”
As well as being available on board the Qatar Airways fleet of more than 200 aircraft, Oryx magazine is also available to read on the Oryx One App and online at www.ink-live.com/emagazines/oryx.
In addition to its award-winning magazine, Qatar Airways offers passengers up to 4,000 options on its Oryx One entertainment platform including the latest blockbusters, family movies, more than 1,500 episodes of TV comedy and drama, documentaries and audio.
This latest accolade comes on the back of a raft of recent awards won by Qatar Airways, which was recently recognised for 'Best Cabin Service' and 'Best Food and Beverage' at the 2017 APEX Passenger Choice Awards, as well as being named 'Best Airline,' 'Best Middle Eastern Airline,' 'Best Long Haul Airline' and 'Best Business Class,' at the 2017 Business Traveller Awards.
Earlier this year, Qatar Airways was also named 'Airline of the Year,' 'World’s Best Business Class,' 'Best Airline in the Middle East,' and 'World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge' by the aviation industry’s leading air transport rating organisation Skytrax.