JAL Reopens Renovated Lounge at Frankfurt Airport
Tokyo, October 7, 2009: After extensive renovations, Japan Airlines (JAL) will reopen its lounge in the departure hall of Frankfurt International Airport on October 26, 2009.
The new lounge comprises both the First Class Lounge and the executive class Sakura Lounge, located at a conveniently short, 2-minute walk from the departure gates. The revamped area is now twice the size of the original Sakura lounge and reflecting the attention paid to feedback from customers, such amenities as shower rooms, free wired LAN connections and PC power outlets have been incorporated into the refurbished lounge in addition to the comprehensive business center and lounge facilities. Modelled after the concept of the lounge in JAL’s main international hub - Narita International Airport in Tokyo, eligible passengers can look forward to a spacious and well-equipped lounge with a good ambience to relax in before their flight.
JAL connects Tokyo to Frankfurt with a once-daily scheduled flight that is fitted with four cabin classes - first, executive, the airline’s award-winning latest premium economy, and economy. Using Frankfurt as a gateway, JAL also serves Budapest and Helsinki with codeshare flights operated by fellow oneworld alliance partners Malév-Hungarian Airlines and Finnair respectively.
About Japan Airlines
The JAL Group, Asia’s largest airline group by operating revenue, serves some 220 airports in 35 countries and territories, including 60 airports in Japan. Its international network covers over 250 passenger routes and 28 cargo routes, while its domestic operations include flights on 143 routes.
With around 23,000 employees in the air transport segment, JAL Group operates a fleet of some 270 aircraft including Boeing 747s and 777s and is now in the process of a major fleet renewal, introducing more fuel-efficient small and medium aircraft such as the B737 New Generation series and in the future the new high-tech Boeing 787 "Dreamliner".
JAL First Class offers fully reclining Skysleeper or Skysleeper Solo seats. JAL Executive Class - Seasons, introduces the concept of "quality time" spent on board and features the award-winning JAL Shell Flat Seat that reclines to almost the horizontal and provides a high degree of personal privacy. From December 2007 JAL started offering JAL Premium Economy on key business routes, and from August 2008 started introducing on US routes a luxurious new suite to JAL First Class and the JAL Shell Flat NEO, a leading-edge seat for JAL Executive Class.
Top quality in-flight service has always been the hallmark of JAL's reputation. Cuisine offered in all classes is a combination of Western and Japanese food. JAL carries a fine selection of award-winning wines and sake in First Class and JAL Executive Class - Seasons, JAL's business class. Quality in-flight entertainment systems are a feature of JAL's international fleet aircraft.
A member of the oneworld global alliance since April 2007, JAL offers customers many benefits, such as the JAL Mileage Bank frequent flier program.