Qatar Airways has announced plans to roster its A380 superjumbo onto flights between Doha and Frankfurt from next year.

The Gulf carrier will operate the aircraft – which offers a first class cabin – on one of its two daily flights to the German financial hub, starting on March 31, 2019.

The other frequency will continue to be served by Qatar Airways’ B777, featuring the airline’s latest QSuite business class product.

The move will add 23 per cent capacity on the route.

The A380 will serve flights QR67 (departing Doha at 0805) and QR68 (departing Frankfurt at 1735), while the B777 will operate on flights QR69 (departing Doha at 0135) and QR70 (departing Frankfurt at 1055).

Last year rival Lufthansa announced plans to move five of its A380 aircraft from Frankfurt to Munich, and is considering transferring more of its superjumbos out of Frankfurt in 2020.