|JAL to introduce new 767-300ER aircraft on Seoul route from June|
|May 30, 2002|
On June 1, Japan Airlines will introduce its first B767-300ER to service, when JL953 takes off from Narita bound for Seoul. The new plane is part of the replacement aircraft for the MD-11s and DC-10-40s now being phased out of the fleet.
With an operational range of nearly 7,000 miles and greater fuel efficiency than JAL's current 767s, the new version will be introduced on routes from Japan to and from Korea, China and Southeast Asia during the year.
JAL's 767-300ER aircraft will offer two-class service: JAL Executive Class -- Seasons (business class), with the latest version of JAL's extended-pitch Skyluxe Seat, and Economy Class, with a new seat design that features adjustable headrests and footrests.
An upgraded inflight entertainment system, MAGIC 3, has been installed on these new aircraft, with new, nine-inch individual screens in Executive Class. The MAGIC 3 system offers video-on-demand to all passengers, as well as numerous audio and game channels.
The new 767-300ER is also equipped with a barrier-free restroom for physically-challenged passengers. Located at the rear of the aircraft, the facility has a wider door and an interior area expanded to accommodate wheelchairs.
As of May 30, JAL has a fleet of 26 767 aircraft of various types with a further seven 767-300ER airplanes on order. Also on order are 11 777-200ER aircraft and eight longer-range 777-300 types.
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