The announcement comes two months ahead of the airline’s new route to the Polish capital Warsaw, set to begin from December 5 with four-flights-a-week direct from the carrier’s Doha hub.
The servicing of customer inquiries will progressively be expanded to include E-Commerce support, Privilege Club member services and travel trade support for all major markets in Qatar Airways’ European network. Customers will be able to communicate with Qatar Airways by phone, fax, and email. The Contact Centre is due to open in February 2013.
With an initial staffing of 100 employees, the new Contact Centre will utilise state-of-the-art technology, enhancing the customer experience and connecting the new location with the virtual Global Contact Centre network of Qatar Airways.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “As a five-star airline we are committed to providing our customers with a seamless travel experience not only in the air, but at every touch point.
“Our customers expect convenient and fast access to professional services and our new Contact Centre will deliver on these expectations.
“Following a rigorous search for a suitable location, we found the city of Wrocław to be the most suited for our European contact centre in providing excellent customer service solutions to our customers in the region.
“The skill set here is huge in customer service and languages. The personal support from Mayor Rafał Dutkiewicz and his Trade Development Agency ARAW has been instrumental in our decision to choose Wroclaw as the location of the new Contact Centre.
“With our move to Wroclaw, Qatar Airways is making a major investment in the local economy and the creation of jobs which will provide Polish citizens with an exciting opportunity to work for a world-class airline. As we continue to grow as a company, so will our new Customer Contact Centre creating even more opportunities,” added Al Baker.
Mayor Rafał Dutkiewicz added: “I am delighted that Qatar Airways has chosen my city of Wroclaw to be their prime centre for customer service, for the whole of Europe.
“This is great news for the people and city of Wroclaw and we assure Qatar Airways of providing our full support to make this a highly successful business venture for a world-class airline that will soon be flying to Poland.”
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 15 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 111 aircraft to 119 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.
Since the beginning of 2012, Qatar Airways has launched flights to Baku (Azerbaijan); Tbilisi (Georgia); Kigali (Rwanda); Zagreb (Croatia), Erbil (Iraq), Baghdad (Iraq), Perth (Australia) Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), and Myanmar (Yangon).
Over the next few months, Qatar Airways will launch services to a diverse portfolio of new routes, including Maputo, Mozambique (October 31); Belgrade, Serbia (November 20); Warsaw, Poland (December 5), Gassim, Saudi Arabia (7 January 2013); Najaf, Iraq (January 23); and Chicago, USA (April 10).
|DOHA – WARSAW: Flight Schedules, effective 5 December 2012: 4-times-a-week|
|Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays|
|Depart Doha||QR980 at 0920 hrs, arrive Warsaw at 1320 hrs|
|Depart Warsaw||QR981 at 1535 hrs, arrive Doha at 2255 hrs|
Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over US$50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 Family of aircraft. In addition to winning Skytrax’s prestigious Airline of the Year 2011 and 2012, Qatar Airways was named Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh year in a row, and its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport was named Best Premium Service Airport for the second consecutive year in 2012. Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in the airline industry. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com