~Seating Configuration at 2-4-2 in Economy Class with 5 cm more legroom in pitch ~
TOKYO September 5, 2014: Under the theme of raising the notches one class above all cabin services, Japan Airlines (JAL) has been introducing JAL SKY SUITE 777 (SS7) and JAL SKY SUITE 767 (SS6) on select international routes. The airline today announced to introduce the Boeing 787-8 with new cabin interior called JAL SKY SUITE 787 (SS8) on the Tokyo (Narita) = Frankfurt route (JL407/JL408) from December 2014, and on the Tokyo (Narita)=New York route (JL004/JL003) from January 2015.
Well-received highlights of the Boeing 787-8 include larger windows, higher ceilings, better cabin pressure and humidity for a more comfortable in-flight experience. New cabin service of Premium Economy will be offered on the SS8. Additionally, JAL will introduce fully-flat seat-“JAL SKY SUITE” in Business Class on the SS8.
In Economy Class, as the 2nd installment of “New Spacious Economy” on international routes, JAL SKY WIDER II featuring its world’s top-level space will be adopted for the SS8. JAL keeps its existing configuration at 2-4-2, which achieves approx. 5cm wider for each seat width than the common configuration of Economy Class seat on Boeing 787s. Additionally, the seat pitch was increased approx. 5 cm to provide more space and comfort during every journey.
The SS8 configured on upcoming Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 will be scheduled to be introduced mainly on international medium and long haul routes.
JAL strives to provide customers with new and innovative products and services under the banner “Embrace new challenges JAL”.
1. Aircraft: The Boeing 787-8
2. The Start of Service: December 1, 2014 ~
3. Available Route: Narita = Frankfurt (JL407/JL408)
Note: The SS8 will be introduced on Narita - New York (JL004) from January 1, 2015 and New York - Narita (JL003) from January 2, 2015. The schedule for launching the new service is subject to changes due to the delivery of aircraft, and will be announced on JAL website.
Classes and Seats:
Features of seats in each class
1. Business Class: Fully-flat seat
(1)Seat Name: JAL SKY SUITE
(2)Configuration: 2-2-2 (38 seats)
(3)Max. Bed Length: Approx. 188 cm (74 inch)
(4)Max. Bed Width: Approx. 65 cm (25.5 inch)
(5)Width at Base: Approx. 53 cm (21 inch)
(6)TV Screen Size: 23 inch
·Same design for Business Class seat on the SS7
·Fully-flat seat with plenty of legroom to ensure a soothing rest
·A highly-private space
·Unobstructed aisle access for every seat with configuration of 2-2-2
·Adopt the design of retractable privacy partition to meet the needs both for privacy and communication with the companion during air-travel
·23-inch personal TV screen (15.4-inch personal TV screen on the existing Boeing 787-8)
·Advanced liquid-crystal (LCD) touch-panel hand-held controller
·Ample storage space for various items
·Large swivel table for more flexibility in movement: Aisle seats (seat C/H) with side table, window and aisle seats (seat A/K and seat D/G) with monitor table and window seats with overhead shelf (seat A/K)
(8) Mattress and Pillow
In order to deliver a comfortable sleep to customers on every journey, JAL has been providing the airweave® S-LINE mattress and pillow in business class on the SS7*1. The airline will introduce this highly-valuated service in Business Class on the SS8.
airweave has been becoming a favorite by many people who are pursuing high quality sleep. airweave mattress and pillow can firmly support the bodyline to ensure a sound and quality sleep. Additionally, increased density of material in the part of mattress supporting the user’s waist and improved resilience at both ends of the pillow can ensure ideal lying posture and soothe head and shoulder.
The airline wishes customers can enjoy “High quality sleep” with airweave S-LINE mattress and pillow when flying JAL SKY SUITE.
*1 airweave DUAL MODE for First Class and airweave S-LINE for Business Class have been introduced on the SS7.
2. Premium Economy: With more comfortable space
(1)Seat Name: JAL SKY PREMIUM
(2)Configuration: 2-3-2 (35 seats)
(3)Seat Pitch: Approx. 107 cm (42 inch)*2
(4)Seat Width: Approx. 49 cm (19 inch) between the armrests*2
(5)TV Screen Size: 12.1 inch (10.6 inch for front-row seats)
·Same design for Premium Economy on the SS7
·Premium Class service with more comfortable space
·The fixed-back seat providing a relaxing space even when a passenger seated in front reclines and improved seat slide
·Center divider between seats at head-level for added privacy
·Plastic bottle holder, cup holder, spacious table
·New touch-panel monitor
3. Economy Class: Configuration at 2-4-2 with 5 cm more legroom in seat pitch
(1)Seat Name: JAL SKY WIDER II
(2)Configuration: 2-4-2 (88 seats)
(3)Seat Pitch: Approx. 84 cm (33 inch)*2
(4)Seat Width: Approx. 48 cm (19 inch) between the armrests*2
(5)TV screen size: 10.6 inch
. New seats designed for the SS8
. Keeping configuration at 2-4-2 which different with the common seating configuration at 3-3-3
. The seat width increased approx. 5 cm to 48 cm compared to the seat in the configuration of 3-3-3
. Seat pitch increased by approx. 5 cm from the existing approx. 79 cm (31 inch) to approx. 84 cm (33 inch) achieved the world’s top-scale seating space in Economy Class of Boeing 787s.
. New touch-panel monitor
. AC power outlet and USB Port equipped with every seat
*2 Specifications for front-row seats are different.
Features on the SS8
1. Warm-water Toto Washlet*3
Warm-water Toto Washlet will be equipped in the lavatories in all Classes*4.
*3 Toto Washlet: An electronic toilet seat featuring a water-jet function for washing, jointly developed by TOTO LTD., JAMCO Corporation and The Boeing Company. (“Washlet” is the trademark of TOTO LTD.)
*4 One lavatory located at most rear of aircraft is not equipped with warm-water Toto Washlet.
2. New in-flight entertainment system (MAGIC-VI)
Instead of the existing MAGIC-V, new in-flight entertainment system-“MAGIC-VI” will be introduced on the SS8. Passengers can use swipe function on personal touch-panel monitor installed with “MAGIC-VI”. The simple design creates beautiful screen interface to provide customers with more comfortable and insight entertainment services.
Additionally, the order service for in-flight meals and in-flight sales in Business Class, as well as the popular “SKY MANGA” are also available in all classes on the SS8.
3. LED lighting in cabin
LED lighting installed on the existing Boeing 787-8 has received high appraisal from passengers onboard. The interior atmosphere can be changed to reflect the different season which delivers a relaxing ambience and a feeling of JAPAN. Additionally, the LED lighting can also be adjusted to create appetizing environment during in-flight meal service and provide a comfortable surroundings for sleeping and waking up during the flight
In-flight internet service on JAL international routes-“JAL SKY Wi-Fi”
“JAL SKY Wi-Fi” (*5) service will progressively introduced on Boeing 787-8 from the end of FY2014 (*6). JAL customers in every cabin class can send and receive emails, update and navigate their social networking service (SNS) etc. by utilizing their own wireless LAN devices during the flight.
(*5) Connectivity solution: Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s eXConnect
(*6) Related press release: ‘JAL to Expand In-flight Internet Service on Southeast Asia Routes’