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Qatar Airways sets new standards with iPad services – Arabian Aerospace (blog)

in Technology / Flight Services & Support Posted 22 August 2012 · Add Comment Qatar Airways has set new standards for 5-Star service in the aviation industry by leveraging on the iPad to offer personalised service to its customers at various touch points. The iPad provides Qatar Airways’ cabin crew and concierge staff at the airline’s exclusive Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport and Premium Lounge at London Heathrow, with a multi-faceted functionality and easy access to customer information, data on flights and destinations at their fingertips. Cabin crew and concierge staff at both Doha International Airport and London Heathrow are able to use this custom-built, state-of-the-art mobile application to anticipate customer needs and deliver the airline’s unrivalled 5-star service from their iPad in a paperless environment.   The app, with an interactive seat map design, highlights the presence of VIPs and Privilege Club members onboard [...]

Qatar buys into China state fund Citic Capital – The National

Qatar Holding has bought into a unit of a Chinese state-backed investment fund as it boosts spending in the world’s second-largest economy. The company based in Doha bought new shares in Citic Capital amounting to a 22.2 stake in the asset manager, which is owned by China Investment Corporation. “Not only will Qatar Holding provide us with an enlarged capital base to fund our business expansion and investments, its significant backing will strengthen our brand positioning meaningfully,” said Yichen Zhang, the chief executive of Citic Capital, which manages about US$4.4 billion (Dh16.16bn) in assets. [...]