Qatar Airways has commenced the first commercial operation with the Airbus A350, its initial aircraft having departed from Doha for Frankfurt.

The airline confirms that the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-powered A350-900 is en route. It is operating as flight QR67 and left the Qatari capital at around 08:00.

Qatar Airways took delivery of the aircraft (A7-ALA), one of 80 A350s the carrier has on order, on 22 December.

Source: Cirium Dashboard