Tokyo February 14, 2008: Japan Airlines (JAL) will introduce the JAL Premium Economy cabin on the Paris - Tokyo (Narita) route from April 2, 2008. JAL Premium Economy will be available on the route on flights JL405/406 on alternate days to start with, followed by a daily service from April 17, 2008. Tickets for the new cabin on this route go on sale tomorrow, February 15, 2008.
When JAL increases flight frequency on the Paris - Tokyo route from July 1 to October 25, JAL Premium Economy will also be introduced on the four times a week JL415/416 service.
Offering the ultimate in in-flight comfort, JAL Premium Economy was first introduced on the airline’s daily flight between London and Tokyo from December 1, 2007. The service is now also available on alternate days on the its daily flight between Frankfurt and Tokyo, but from March 1, 2008 will be available daily.
During 2008, JAL also plans to introduce the new service on the New York - Tokyo route from August 2008, the San Francisco - Tokyo route from September 2008 and at a later stage on other Europe routes. Full details have yet to be announced.
Located in its own exclusive cabin area, JAL Premium Economy features the new JAL Sky Shell Seat, the world’s first shell-shaped seat in premium economy class. With 20% more legroom than available in economy class, the JAL Sky Shell Seat’s clever shell-shaped sliding seat-back design ensures that passengers’ private space is maintained throughout the flight, undisturbed even when the seat in front is reclined. For added comfort, this ergonomically designed seat comes fitted with a footrest and headrest.
Every seat comes with its own power outlet suitable for personal computers, and a seat tray that can easily accommodate a fully opened A-4 sized laptop. Passengers can enjoy the latest movies, music and games on their own personal 9-inch TV screen, using JAL’s state-of-the-art audio-visual-on-demand (AVOD) in-flight entertainment system.
In addition to the great selection of food and drinks normally available on JAL’s economy class menu, passengers in JAL Premium Economy are also served other refreshments and snacks such as champagne, instant noodles and ice cream during their journey. Amenities provided in JAL Premium Economy are the same as those supplied in business class.
Seats are arranged in a 2-4-2 configuration on B777 aircraft. A total of 44 seats are available on routes JAL operates B777-300ER which includes the Tokyo to Frankfurt, London, and Paris routes.
JAL Premium Economy passengers are able to use dedicated check-in counters at Narita airport, and JAL Executive Class counters at overseas airports. They are also able to relax prior to the departure of their flight departure in the comfort of the JAL Sakura Lounge.
For more details, please visit: www.jal.co.jp/en/inflight/inter/premium_y/