By Andy Sambidge
Airbus set to deliver three more A350 to launch customer during summer which will be put on Singapore route
Qatar Airways, the global launch customer of the A350 XWB, said on Monday that its second aircraft has started flights to Frankfurt.
The introduction of the second A350 means the Doha-based airline is now flying to Frankfurt double-daily exclusively with the new Airbus model.
The airline’s historic launch of the first commercial A350 XWB flight took place in January when the airline began inaugural A350 services to Frankfurt.
Following the introduction of the second A350 XWB, the airline is now scheduled to accept delivery of three more A350 XWB aircraft in June, July and August of this year, all of which will be deployed on the Doha-Singapore route.
Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are thrilled to have taken delivery of our second A350 XWB less than two months after the historic delivery of our first aircraft.
"The A350 XWB has proven to be a wonderful aircraft, both technologically and from a passenger perspective, and we are confident, that this will continue as we introduce more and more A350 XWBs into our fleet.”
Qatar Airways, which is the only airline in the world to operate every family of Airbus’ modern airline portfolio, has been serving Frankfurt since 2002.
In addition to the 80 A350s it has on order, the airline has a current Airbus fleet comprising of the A320, A330 Freighter, A319LR, A321, A330, A340 and A380 families.