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QATAR AIRWAYS ADDS NEW FEATURES TO ITS MOBILE APPLICATION TO SIMPLIFY TRAVEL PLANNING

The airlines mobile app is the perfect travel companion for passengers and supports a more contactless journey

QATAR AIRWAYS ADDS NEW FEATURES TO ITS MOBILE APPLICATION TO SIMPLIFY TRAVEL PLANNING

The airlines mobile app is the perfect travel companion for passengers and supports a more contactless journey

Category: Worldwide - Tourism
This is a press release, published for free on 2020-08-10


The mobile app is now available in the Arabic languageQatar Airways is pleased to announce significant updates to its mobile app that allow passengers to plan their travel with greater ease, helping minimise physical contact and interactions throughout their journey. Members of Qatar Airways Privilege Club will earn 1,000 Qmiles when they download the mobile app.

With an updated, intuitively designed look and feel, the Qatar Airways mobile app now presents a personalised home screen that provides the most relevant information to each user. For those with an upcoming flight, the mobile apps existing My Trips feature will now be displayed on the home screen, highlighting the most important information at each stage of their journey. For those without a current booking, special offers will be displayed, tailored to their location.

Additionally, the mobile app is now available in the Arabic language, demonstrating the airlines commitment to Arabic-speaking customers around the world.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: Our refreshed mobile app is the perfect travel companion for our passengers, allowing them to take control of their travel plans, keep them informed at all times and, importantly in the current climate, limit physical contact throughout their journey.

At Qatar Airways, we continue to invest in award-winning, five-star products and services across all stages of our customers journey, and digital technology plays an important role in this. Our customers expect their digital interactions with the Qatar Airways brand to be as smooth and seamless as their journey onboard, and we are working to ensure that our digital products contine to be world-class.

With the airlines mobile apps MyTrips feature, now prominently presented on the home screen, passengers can select their preferred seat and meals in advance, check-in online, download their boarding pass to a mobile wallet, and generate a baggage tag to print and attach to their luggage at home.

Passengers can also enable notifications through the mobile app to receive important alerts about their upcoming flights departure times, check-in, boarding and baggage collection. Throughout the passengers journey, the mobile app can be used to track baggage and book Meet and Assist services at Hamad International Airport in Doha.

Other features of Qatar Airways mobile app will continue to be offered to its customers. Before travel, customers can use the mobile app to check the latest information on country and travel requirements, including visa and passport information.

Providing seamless booking options, the mobile app also includes a camera tool, allowing passengers to capture a photo of their passport or payment card without having to manually enter this information upon check out.

Meanwhile, members of Qatar Airways loyalty programme, Privilege Club, can use the app to seamlessly log in with fingerprint or facial recognition, book a trip using Cash + Qmiles, redeem Privilege Club awards, manage their accounts, and much more. Customers can download the mobile app at qatarairways.com/App.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named Worlds Best Airline by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named Best Airline in the Middle East, Worlds Best Business Class and Best Business Class Seat, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Its home and hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), was named Third Best Airport in the World by the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2020.

To ensure travellers can plan their travel with peace of mind in the current climate, the airline has extended its booking policies to offer even more choice to its passengers. The airline allows unlimited date changes, and passengers can change their destination as often as they need if it is within 5,000 miles of the original one. The airline will not charge any fare differences for travel completed before 31 December 2020, after which fare rules will apply. All tickets booked for travel up to 31 December 2020 will be valid for two years from the date of issuance. For full terms and conditions visit qatarairways.com/RelyOnUs.

Additionally, Qatar Airways has robust onboard safety measures in place for passengers and cabin crew. The airline has introduced Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for cabin crew which includes gloves, face masks, safety glasses and a new protective gown that is fitted over their uniforms. A modified service that reduces interactions between passengers and the crew inflight has also been introduced. Onboard, all Qatar Airways passengers are now provided with a complimentary protective kit. Inside a ziplock pouch they will find a single-use surgical face mask, large disposable powder-free gloves and an alcohol-based hand sanitiser gel. The airline has also introduced disposable face shields for adults and children. For full details of all the measures that have been implemented onboard and in HIA, please visit qatarairways.com/Safety.

Qatar Airways is now flying more than 500 weekly flights to over 75 destinations, with operations not dependent on any specific aircraft type. Its variety of modern, fuel-efficient aircraft has meant it can continue flying by offering the right capacity in each market in order to be commercially and environmentally sustainable. The airlines fleet of 49 Airbus A350 and 30 Boeing 787 are the ideal choice for the most strategically important long-haul routes to the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions.


About Qatar Airways:

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named Worlds Best Airline by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named Best Airline in the Middle East, Worlds Best Business Class and Best Business Class Seat, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. Qatar Airways is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted Skytrax Airline of the Year title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.

Hamad International Airport (HIA), the airlines home and hub, was recently ranked Third Best Airport in the World, among 550 airports worldwide, by the SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2020. Rising from fourth position in 2019 to third in 2020, HIA has been steadily rising in the World's Best Airports rankings since the start of its operations in 2014. In addition, HIA was voted the Best Airport in the Middle East for the sixth year in a row and Best Staff Service in the Middle East for the fifth year in a row.

Qsuite, a patented Qatar Airways product, features the industrys first-ever double bed in Business Class, as well as privacy panels that stow away, allowing passengers in adjoining seats to create their own private room, a first of its kind in the industry.

Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 160 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Oryx One, Qatar Airways in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, B777, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airlines on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.

Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways, the official FIFA partner, is the official sponsor of many top-level sporting events, including the FIFA 2022 World Cup, reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airlines own brand message - Going Places Together.

Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the worlds leading international air cargo carriers, serves more than 60 freighter destinations worldwide via its world-class Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 160 key business and leisure destinations globally on more than 250 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet includes two Boeing 747-8 freighters, 21 Boeing 777 freighters and five Airbus A330 freighters.

Qatar Executive is the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group. Luxury jet services are available for worldwide charter on board the operators wholly-owned business jet fleet. Qatar Executive is the launch customer for Gulfstreams G700, the worlds first commercial service operator of the Gulfstream G500 and largest commercial operator of the G650ER worldwide. Qatar Executive's service portfolio also includes aircraft management, maintenance and Fixed Based Operator services.


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