Qatar Airways has announced it will add the state-of-the-art Airbus A380 to one of its two daily services from Doha to Frankfurt from March 31st.
The move will increase the airline’s current daily capacity on the Doha to Frankfurt route by 23 per cent.
The other departure is served by a Boeing 777 aircraft.
Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are thrilled to be able to bring the A380 to our passengers travelling to and from Frankfurt, one of our key gateways into Germany.
“The addition of this aircraft increases capacity on the route significantly, providing passengers with additional flexibility and greater choice in making travel plans, and is further evidence of Qatar Airways’ on-going commitment to strengthening and expanding our European network.
“We look forward to welcoming passengers travelling to and from Frankfurt on board.”
The 517-seat capacity is spread across twin decks in a tri-class configuration of eight seats in first class, 48 seats in business class and 461 in economy class.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport to more than 150 destinations worldwide.