DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways was officially unveiled as KidZania Singapore’s latest industry partner this morning, at a press conference and special preview of the KidZania Singapore establishment on Sentosa Island.
Visitors entering KidZania Singapore will be welcomed at the Qatar Airways branded airport terminal, complete with check-in desks and personnel dressed in Qatar Airways uniforms. The facility is also home to the Aviation Academy where kids can immerse themselves in the world of aviation and travel.
With the help of ‘Zupervisors’, aspiring pilots at KidZania Singapore can experience flying two of Qatar Airways’ flagship aircraft – the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the A380 superjumbo aircraft – using state-of-the-art flight simulators. The flight simulation facility was specially designed to demonstrate taking off and landing at Qatar Airways’ home base and hub, Hamad International Airport in Doha, and Singapore Changi Airport.
Kids can also role-play as Qatar Airways’ cabin crew, learning how to ensure the safety and comfort of their passengers onboard. Parents can join in the fun as they role-play as on board passengers receiving award-winning inflight hospitality from their little ones.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We are delighted to partner with KidZania once again to ignite children’s imagination and bring their aviation dreams to life in an educational and entertaining way. At Qatar Airways, we aspire to go places together with our passengers and through KidZania Singapore, we hope to introduce today’s budding aviation enthusiasts to the airline environment, helping them on their journeys into an aviation-related career when they grow up.”
Voted the world’s best airline in 2015, Qatar Airways will be the Official Airline Industry Partner for KidZania Singapore, due to open in April 2016. KidZania Singapore will be the second KidZania City that the multi-award winning airline is partnering with, after KidZania Kuwait.
On arrival at the Palawan Kidz City, at Palawan Beach where KidZania Singapore is housed, visitors will be greeted with the sight of a life-size decommissioned Boeing 737 that measures over 25 meters long with a full wingspan of 28 meters. Of all the 22 KidZania cities located worldwide, KidZania Singapore will be the only theme park to showcase the full fuselage of an actual plane within its city.
To date, this multi award-winning indoor edutainment center has attracted over 26 million visitors worldwide, and KidZania Singapore is expecting to attract 500,000 guests annually.
Through the Aviation Academy, not only can kids inch closer to their dreams of becoming pilots and cabin crew, they also gain a greater appreciation for the responsibilities and skills required to be part of the airline’s operating crew.
Mr. Leong Yue Weng, General Manager of KidZania Singapore said; “The partnership with Qatar Airways is exceptionally significant, as the plane identifies KidZania City from afar. Parents and children will have the rare chance to come up close with a real plane body, and have their first taste of the level of realism which KidZania represents, as they check-in through the airport counters. The airline establishment, in all KidZania cities, offers some of the most popular experiences and a rare insight into the aviation industry. We look forward to working closely with Qatar Airways to offer a unique and enriching edutainment experience in Singapore.”
Designed to suit children aged four and above, KidZania Singapore complements school learning experiences through realistic role-play. Kids will have the option to choose among a diverse range of role-playing activities within KidZania Singapore.