Qatar Airways has announced that Frankfurt will be the first route for its A350 XWB aircraft, beginning in January next year with daily non-stop flights from Doha.
Qatar Airways had previously pointed to New York as a potential candidate for the inaugural route but subsequently backed away from a clear indication.
The aircraft will be configured with 283 seats in two classes, including 36 in business.
The Frankfurt link will be opened following "several weeks of induction preparation" after the aircraft is delivered in December/2014.
Frankfurt has been selected as the first destination in light of the "significant capacity the aircraft provides for the comfort of its business and leisure travellers".
Qatar Airways operates twice-daily on the route, as QR67 and QR69, and intends to switch both links to A350s from current A330s, 787s and 777s.
Based on the article "Qatar unveils first A350 destination" published in FlightGlobal.