Qatar Airways has been officially unveiled as KidZania Singapore’s latest industry partner this morning at an event on Sentosa Island.
KidZania Singapore is due to open in April 2016 and will be the second KidZania City to partner with Qatar Airways after KidZania Kuwait. KidZania Singapore is expecting to attract 500,000 guests annually.
As part of the agreement, visitors entering KidZania Singapore will be welcomed at the Qatar Airways branded airport terminal, with check-in desks and personnel dressed in Qatar Airways uniforms.
A life-size decommissioned Boeing 737 that measures over 25 metres long with a full wingspan of 28 metres has been installed at the entrance to the attraction. Of the 22 KidZania cities located worldwide, KidZania Singapore will be the only theme park to feature the full fuselage of an actual plane.
With the help of ‘Zupervisors’, aspiring pilots at KidZania Singapore can try the flight simulators for two of Qatar Airways’ aircraft: the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the A380 superjumbo aircraft. The flight simulation facility was designed to demonstrate taking off and landing at the 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 children.
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.”
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.”