Japan Airlines has announced more details about the revamped cabin interiors and new in-flight internet service on domestic routes, which the airline announced last year.
Under the theme “Pioneering Standard”, the airline will start to introduce the revamped aircraft through May 2014, and the in-flight internet service will be provided from July 2014.
About 77 aircraft in JAL’s short-range Boeing fleet will get the make-over, including nine of the twin-aisle Boeing 767-300ER jets which will be fitted with an exclusive first class cabin.
Revamped cabin interiors for domestic flights
The new leather seating in J-class and Economy class will be made from the same high-quality genuine leather used for seats installed in luxury vehicles. The airline’s plan is to revamp all the cabin seats in both classes on the domestic routes. In addition, carpet installed throughout the cabin will also be replaced to match the redesigned interiors.
- A slim-style seatback design results in approximately 5cm (max.) more legroom than the present seat pitch.
- The all-leather seats are molded to better fit the natural contour of the passenger’s back and overall body, providing significantly more comfort.
- The light-weight material helps to reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.
Seating in JAL’s popular Class J will offer slightly wider space for passengers to enjoy their time in-flight, and the new genuine leather covered seats will evoke a feeling of luxury. The seat pitch in Class J is 97cm in average which is approximately 18cm more legroom than it in Economy Class.
First class service to be installed onto some domestic Boeing 767-300ER
*The detailed operating date and routes will be informed at JAL website as soon as they have been decided.
The popular First class service on present domestic flights will be expanded to domestic Boeing 767s.
In-flight internet service on domestic routes
JAL will provide in-flight Wi-Fi service on domestic routes, and passengers will be able to access internet or in-flight entertainment website by using their Wi-Fi enabled personal terminals, Smartphone, tablet or notebook PC.
In-flight entertainment (free of charge)
Passenger can use their own wireless LAN devices to watch Sports, gourmet, music, anime and other plentiful video programs including SKY RURUBU (travel information), flight information and JAL website for free of charge. *Some video programs are examined to be included within fee based service.
In-flight internet service (fee based)
JAL is the first Japanese carrier ever to provide in-flight Internet service (fee based) on domestic routes, using Gogo®’s communications satellites. Passengers will be able to access internet, send/receive e-mails and SMS etc. via their own smartphone, tablet and notebook computer and other wireless LAN devices during the flight.