JAL to revamp domestic cabins

JAL to revamp domestic cabins

JAL New Sky project expanded to domestic Boeing 777s, 767s and 737s

JAL New Sky project expanded to domestic Boeing 777s, 767s and 737s

JAL's new economy class will offer 5cm extra legroom
JAL’s new economy class will offer 5cm extra legroom

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.

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