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May 02, 2005
JAL expands in-flight Internet access to Tokyo-New York flights

US$10.00 discount campaign on world's first service on transpacific route

Tokyo May 2, 2005: Japan Airlines will expand its in-flight Internet connection service to flights between Tokyo-New York (JL006/005) from May 10,2005: the world's first service on a transpacific flight. Provided by Connexion by Boeing Inc. (CBB) - a business unit of Boeing - the "JAL Inflight Internet Service" enables passengers to use their own wireless LAN compatible personal computers to enjoy real-time Internet access during flight.

Using VPN (Virtual Private Network) technology, the "JAL Inflight Internet Service" also enables passengers to access securely their company's network, email and intranet site. Additionally, passengers can access free of charge JAL's in-flight portal site which contains a selection of content such as company product and service information.

Initially the service will be available on alternate days but towards the end of June it will be available daily. JAL's Tokyo-New York route is popular with business travelers, who represent a high percentage of total passengers.

To commemorate the opening of the Tokyo-New York service, JAL will offer customers a US$10.00 discount for the service, up to July 15, 2005. Pamphlets distributed in-flight contain details on how to apply for the US$10.00 discount.

On November 12, 2003, JAL was the first Asian airline to reach an agreement with CBB to introduce in-flight Internet service and the airline introduced it on the Tokyo-London route on December 9, 2004. JAL will continue to expand this in-flight Internet connection service on Japan-Europe and Japan-North America routes.

JAL Inflight Internet Service details

Available routes

  • Tokyo-London: daily (JL401/402)

  • Tokyo- New York: (JL006/005) alternate days until towards the end of June, thereafter daily.

Aircraft type

  • 747-400

Service outline

  • Customers can send and receive e-mails through their own e-mail addresses, access the Internet and the cabin portal site.

  • Access is available in all classes: First, Business and Economy.

  • Wireless LAN (802.11 b/g).

Charges

  • Fixed rate for Tokyo-New York flights is US$29.95, or

  • US$9.95 for first 30 minutes and 25 cents per minute thereafter.

  • Payment is by credit card.

  • Cabin portal site access free.

For full details please visit: www.jal.co.jp/en/inflight/internet/

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