Japan Airlines to Launch Revamped Cabins

  • The upgrade will include fully-flat business class seats.

    The upgrade will include fully-flat business class seats.

  • Business passengers can enjoy direct aisle access with the aircraft's 1-2-1 layout.

    Business passengers can enjoy direct aisle access with the aircraft's 1-2-1 layout.

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Japan Airlines is launching a major upgrade on its Boeing 777-200ER aircraft this year. Set to debut in July, the design will see a reduced overall capacity of 236 seats from the 245 seats and 312 seats in JAL’s current aircraft, with 42 seats in business class, 40 in premium economy, and 154 economy seats.

With the redesign, business passengers can expect the luxury of a more private and comfortable flying experience, with unobstructed aisle access, seats that can lay fully flat with a retractable partition that can be used depending on one’s needs. Named JAL Sky Suite III, the cabin will have a 1-2-1 configuration and a slew of other new features such as better personal storage space and a 17-inch screen on which travelers will get to enjoy the airline’s improved in-flight entertainment offerings.

“Our aim is to deliver enhanced services and products to more customers. We have developed this new Business Class seat with highly in-flight habitability and provision of appropriate capacity as well,” JAL president Yoshiharu Ueki says.

The Japanese flagship carrier is also extending its commitment to providing a restful journey for economy fliers. The revamped aircraft will welcome JAL Sky Premium seats, the airline’s premium economy class, which comes with a 19-inch width and a 42-inch pitch. Meanwhile, economy class will be fitted with the usual 3-4-2 layout, but with a wider 34-inch pitch and an 18-inch seat.

These upgrades will first be launched on the airline’s Tokyo Haneda–Bangkok flights in July, before being further introduced on its Tokyo Haneda–Singapore route and on flights to Honolulu.

For more information, visit Japan Airlines.

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