• May 30, 2013

JAL Announces Installation of Fully-Flat Seats in Business Class on More International Flights

-“Welcome! JAL New Sky” project expands to include new seats in both business and economy classes on the airline’s international Boeing 767-300ER fleet -

TOKYO May 30, 2013: Japan Airlines (JAL) announced today that it will install all new seats in the airline’s two-class international Boeing 767-300ER fleet as part of its continued commitment to provide customers with a high-quality, full-service experience. The latest improvements are in addition to the previously announced revamp of the airline’s four-class international Boeing 777-300ERs.

JAL Business Class in the updated Boeing 767-300ERs will be fitted with 24 new JAL SKY SUITE II seats, each designed to recline 180 degrees into a fully flat bed. In addition, each seat in the 1-2-1 configuration provides unobstructed aisle access for an undisturbed flight allowing maximum personal enjoyment and a soothing rest.

In revamped aircraft’s JAL Economy Class, the airline will install its newest economy class seat, JAL SKY WIDER.  A total of 175 seats will be available in a 2-3-2 configuration and seat highlights include increased pitch and a slim-style seatback design resulting in approximately 10 cm (MAX.) more legroom than the present seat pitch.

JAL plans to first introduce the completely revamped Boeing 767-300ERs between Tokyo (Narita) and Vancouver from December 2013. The revamped aircraft will also be introduced onto select long-haul Southeast Asia routes and Honolulu routes by fiscal year 2014.

With these latest improvements, all of JAL’s routes operating to and from North America and Europe as well as the airline’s long-haul Southeast Asia routes will offer flat-reclining seats*1 in JAL Business Class providing passengers with an even more comfortable in-flight experience.

JAL is continually striving to bring passengers a unique and completely refreshing   onboard experience with the expansion of JAL NEW SKY PROJECT.


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 1.Schedule for New Seat launch

 Applicable aircraft:  Boeing 767-300ER operating on international routes

               Named “JAL SKY SUITE 767” (shown as “SS6” in flight timetable)

 The start of service:  From December 2013 according to plan

 Eligible routes:   Narita = Vancouver route

The launch of SS6 will be expanded to long -haul Southeast Asia routes as well as Honolulu routes by fiscal year 2014 *2

  *2 The details will be informed as soon as the route, the date and the flight number have been decided.

 The number of seats:    Business Class    24 seats

                                        Economy Class   175 seats

                                                       Total   199 seats

 2. Details of New Seats

Business Class  (Seat manufacturer : Zodiac Seats, UK)

-The ideal in-flight destination for your own personal enjoyment -


  Seat name:  JAL SKY SUITE II

  Configuration:  1-2-1

  Bed length (Max.):  Approx. 200 cm

  Bed Width (Max.):  Approx. 52 cm

  TV screen size:  15.4 inches


  ● Fully flat seats with unimpeded direct access to the aisle in a 1-2-1 configuration.

  ● Flexible side table and exclusive storage space, providing passengers with an ideal in-flight space

  ● A 15.4-inch touch-panel TV screen that is almost 1.5 times larger than the former

  ● Each seat is equipped with a USB port and a universal AC power outlet


  (Configuration: 1-2-1)



  (180 degrees fully flat seat)                        


  (Exclusive storage space)


Economy Class (Seat manufacturer:  ZIM, Germany)

-Added comfort features make flying in economy more relaxing and enjoyable than ever-


   Seat name:  JAL SKY WIDER

   Configuration:  2-3-2

  Seat pitch:  Approx. 84 cm ~ 86 cm


  Seat width:  Approx. 45 cm between the armrests

  TV screen size:  10.6 inches (8.9-inch screens in the first row)


  ● JAL SKY WIDER has been well-received via favorable customer feedback on installations on the Boeing 777-300ER.

  ● An increase in seat pitch from 79 cm to 84 cm (Max. 86 cm) plus a specially-slimmed seatback, providing approximately 10 cm (Max.) more legroom than the previous type. 

  ● 10.6-inch touch-panel TV screen

  ● Each seat is equipped with a USB port and a universal AC power outlet


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   20130530-767 New Seat Rlease Final.pdf


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