Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France.
The first A350-900 for Japan Airlines (JAL) successfully completed its maiden flight in Toulouse in May.
The delivery is not just JAL’s first A350 – it is JAL’s first ever Airbus aircraft.
Altogether, JAL has ordered 31 A350 XWB aircraft, comprising 18 A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s.
JAL will initially operate the A350-900 on high frequency domestic routes, while the larger A350-1000 will fly on the carrier’s long haul international network.
The first aircraft will enter service on the airline’s Haneda – Fukuoka route at the start of September.
JAL’s A350-900 is configured in a three class layout, with 12 seats in First Class, 94 in Class J and 263 in Comfort Economy.
The A350 XWB offers operational flexibility and efficiency for all market segments up to ultra-long haul (15,000km). It features the latest aerodynamic design, a carbon fibre fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines.
At the end of May 2019, the A350 XWB Family had received 893 firm orders from 51 customers worldwide, making it one of the most successful wide-body aircraft ever.
About Japan Airlines (JL)
Japan Airlines is the second largest airline in Japan after All Nippon Airways. It is headquartered in Tokyo.
Routes: JAL flies to 52 countries and covers all continents.
Fleet: JAL operates 167 aircraft, comprising:
- 42 Boeing 787 (-8,-9)
- 40 Boeing 777 (-200,-300)
- 35 Boeing 767 (-300)
- 50 Boeing 737 (-800)
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