Qatar Airways has announced the official launch of the airline’s Chinese-language website (qatarairways.com/cn).
The new website offers convenient online flight booking services courtesy of its advanced internet technology. This allows Chinese consumers to purchase their tickets online, in their own language, to anywhere on Qatar Airways’ global network. The website has been specially designed to satisfy the needs of Chinese consumers and includes detailed information on Qatar Airways, including services, flight schedules and ticket prices.
Its launch is part of a massive upgrade of the airline’s global website qatarairways.com, which is being expanded and offered in several additional languages. The website, already available in English, Arabic, French and Korean, is also being rolled out in Chinese, Japanese and German over the coming months, said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker.
“Boosting the airline’s online presence clearly demonstrates our position as a truly global player in the international aviation arena and highlights how Qatar Airways is employing new technologies to grow its business,” said Al Baker.
‘Qatar Airways is committed to investing in services that enhance the value we deliver to our customers; while at the same time meet our E-commerce objectives. And it is already paying dividends. Since launching our French-language website, online bookings from France have doubled.”
The Chinese-language website is expected to capitalise on the substantial growth Qatar Airways has experienced in the Chinese market over the past year. In March, 2008, the airline launched scheduled services from the southern industrial port city of Guangzhou to the airline’s operational hub in Doha. The airline also opened new sales and reservations offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu.
Over the last five years, the airline has truly established itself as a major international player in the local Chinese market, operating more than 20 flights a week out of four key Chinese cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Guangzhou to the airline’s operation hub in Doha.
From here, passengers can access Qatar Airways extensive network across Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America. The airline currently has outstanding orders for more than 200 aircraft worth over US$40 billion.