Japan Airlines (JAL) is expanding its in-flight cabin upgrade programme to include its domestic aircraft.
The ‘JAL New Sky’ project has already been rolled out across a series of long-haul aircraft, mainly its Boeing 777s, with new business and economy class seats. And now, the airline will expand the initiative to include a range of domestic single- and twin aisle aircraft.
From 1 March 2014, JAL will introduce its revamped cabin products on a range of B777s, B767s and B737s operating within Japan. The programme will include the installation of leather seating and LED lighting throughout the aircraft cabins, and the addition of a new slim-line seat in economy class, which JAL says will offer an extra 5cm of legroom compared to the existing economy class seats.
JAL’s domestic business class seats, or J Class, will feature slightly wider seats, while new carpets will also be installed throughout the aircraft.
In addition, in-flight Wi-Fi will also be rolled out on selected domestic flights from summer 2014. The airline has selected in-flight internet provider Gogo to enable passengers to connect to the internet and send and receive emails during flight, via their laptops and smartphones.
A total of 77 aircraft will be upgraded with the new in-flight products and Wi-Fi.
The JAL New Sky project was rolled out in January 2013, initially on the airline’s international long-haul B777s. This winter it will also be B767s to regional destinations including Kuala Lumpur, before the roll-out on domestic aircraft.