EL SEGUNDO, CA January 20, 2016:
As part of a long-term commitment to continually enhance the products and services offered to its customer, Japan Airlines (JAL) announced today that it will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with the airline's latest three-class cabin interior, called JAL SKY SUITE 787 (SS9), onto its Boston = Tokyo (Narita) route (JL007/JL008) from June 11, 2016*.
The route, operated by Japan Airlines, is also a codeshare by fellow oneworld alliance member and Pacific Joint Business partner American Airlines.
*Schedule, fleet and configuration subject to change.
*JL007 will start to be operated by SS9 from June 12, 2016.
The JAL SKY SUITE 787 (SS9) is fitted with 44 fully-flat JAL SKY SUITE seats in Business Class and 35 shell-style JAL SKY PREMIUM seats in Premium Economy Class. In Economy Class, 116 JAL SKY WIDER II seats are offered in a comfortable 2-4-2 configuration, and each seat is an approx. 5cm wider with an approx. 5cm more seat pitch than previously available on the route.
"Japan Airlines is pleased to offer customers throughout the greater Boston area with an enhanced travel experience on board our latest 787-9 Dreamliner cabin interior," said Hideki Takarada, Vice President Passenger Marketing for the Americas. "And our award-winning fully flat seats in Business Class and separate Premium Economy cabin and seat product provide travelers with more choices and more comfort."
JAL SKY SUITE 787 (SS9) With Latest Cabin Interior
Japan Airlines' Boeing 787-9 (SS9) offers the airline's latest inflight products and amenities(*1) including the fully flat JAL SKY SUITE in business class that is arranged in a 2-2-2 configuration and fitted with a large 23-inch TV monitor. Additionally, lavatories throughout the aircraft are equipped with the warm-water Toto Washlet (*2). The SS9 also offers Magic VI in-flight entertainment system with over 300 channels including the latest movies, games, and audio programming.
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In-flight Internet Service on JAL International Routes –"JAL SKY Wi-Fi" (Fee Based)
"JAL SKY Wi-Fi" (*3) is scheduled to be available on the Boeing 787-9 (*4) between Boston and Tokyo.
JAL customers in every cabin class can send and receive emails, keep up-to-date on their favorite social network sites and more by utilizing their own wireless LAN devices during the flight.
(*1) Related JAL SKY SUITE 787 releases:
'JAL SKY SUITE 787 To Include New Boeing 787-9 International Service' (http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201501/003204.html)
'JAL SKY SUITE 787 Debut with New Cabin Interior' (http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201409/003069.html)
(*2) Toto Washlet: An electronic toilet seat featuring a water-jet function for washing, jointly developed by TOTO LTD., JAMCO Corporation and The Boeing Company. ("Washlet" is the trademark of TOTO LTD.)
(*3) Connectivity solution: Panasonic Avionics Corporation's eXConnect
(*4) Related press release:
'JAL to Expand In-flight Internet Service on Southeast Asia Routes' (http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201403/002866.html)
About Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines (JAL) was founded in 1951 and became the first international airline in Japan. A member of the oneworld® alliance, the airline now reaches more than 305 airports in 51 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners with a modern fleet of more than 220 aircraft.
JAL Mileage Bank (JMB), the airline's loyalty program, has reached over 29 million members worldwide. Awarded the most punctual major international airlines in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015, JAL is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of flight safety and supreme quality in every aspect of its service, and aims to become the most preferred airline in the world. Japan Airlines currently offers daily nonstop service to Tokyo from seven cities North America including New York (twice daily), Boston, Chicago, Dallas Fort Worth (daily from 20MAR16), Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Vancouver.
For more information, please visit http://www.jal.com/en/outline/. Follow JAL on Instagram at @japanairlines_jal.
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