Qatar Airways will offer non-stop flights between Doha and Osaka starting April 6 next year.

The airline will fly an Airbus A350-900 on this route, which features 36 seats in business class and 247 seats in economy class. The airline’s business class on this aircraft has a seat pitch of five inches, a seat width of 22 inches and the seats can recline up to 180 degrees. They are laid out in a 1-2-1 configuration.

The service will initially begin with five times weekly flights, but it will increase to a daily service from June 23, 2020.

The flight to Osaka from Doha will depart Hamad International Airport (HIA) at 02:10 and arrive at Kansai International Airport (KIX) at 17:50. The return flight will depart KIX at 23:30 and arrive HIA at 04:50. All the flights are scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The airline says the additional flights that it plans to add next year will fly on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Osaka will be the airline’s third gateway into Japan. Qatar Airways began direct services to Tokyo Narita in 2010 and launched its Tokyo Haneda service in 2014 from Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA).

Earlier this year, Qatar Airways launched its new business class seat, Qsuite, on board flights from Bangkok. Read Business Traveller’s review of the Qsuite product on its A350-1000 aircraft here:

Flight review: Qatar Airways A350-1000 Q Suite business class

Qatar’s flag carrier currently operates a fleet of approximately 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to about 160 destinations worldwide. The airline says it will add Langkawi, Malaysia and Gaborone, Botswana to its route network in October 2019 and Luanda, Angola in March 2020.