Above: JAL will begin the service on July 15 before installing Wi-Fi on other long-haul routes.
Japan Airlines has announced that passengers will be able to use Wi-Fi on board some of its aircraft from July.
The carrier will begin installing the facility on the 777-300ER. JAL SKY Wi-Fi will be available on flights between Tokyo Narita and New York JFK on alternate days from July 15 and daily from early August. JAL expects to offer Wi-Fi on flights to Chicago, Los Angeles, and Jakarta by the end of October, and to London, Paris, and Frankfurt by next spring.
The usage fee for JAL SKY Wi-Fi is US$11.95 for the first hour, or US$21.95 for 24 hours.