San Francisco, CA – August 30, 2013: Japan Airlines (JAL) announced today that final preparations have been completed to begin daily Boeing 787-8 service on its San Francisco – Haneda route from August 31, 2013. The aircraft change (from a Boeing 777-200) increases the number of JAL-operated 787-8 transpacific routes to three. The service change also marks the first regularly scheduled international Boeing 787 service to and from San Francisco International Airport.
JAL's Boeing 787 Dreamliners are configured in two classes with 42 seats in business and 144 seats in economy. In business class, JAL SHELL FLAT NEO seats are 5 cm (2 inches) wider than those fitted on the airline's Boeing 777s. The 2-2-2 configuration provides either window or aisle seating, and each business class lavatory is equipped with a warm-water TOTO Washlet®. JAL Economy Class seats are 2 cm (0.8 inches) wider than the current seat type and are arranged in a 2-4-2 configuration.
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Cabin Interior Highlights
JAL aims to demonstrate hospitality from the heart at all customer contact points in the cabin. The latest technology and an improved cabin environment are standard in the 787-8 aircraft including a spacious arched ceiling, larger windows, improved cabin humidity, lower cabin altitude and an overall smoother and quieter flight. Additionally, JAL Original LED colors have been added to further improve the cabin atmosphere particularly during dining and sleeping.
In-flight Entertainment System
A brand new in-flight entertainment, MAGIC V, is available onboard the JAL 787 Dreamliner and it includes a new entertainment category called SKY MANGA. SKY MANGA is a distinctive part of the Japanese culture and its popularity continues to expand globally. 38 titles of Japanese comics (100 books) and 6 titles of English comics (30 books) are available in electronic versions within JAL's in-flight entertainment system.
Japan Airlines operates daily nonstop service between San Francisco and Tokyo-Haneda, the closest airport to metropolitan Tokyo.
For more information on JAL's 787 Dreamliner, visit: http://www.jal.co.jp/en/787/.
About Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines (JAL), founded in 1951, grew to become the first international airline of Japan. Today, JAL is a member of the oneworld® alliance and has an international network serving more than 229 airports in 40 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners. JAL operates a modern fleet of more than 215 aircraft including the Boeing 787-8. Awarded the most punctual major international airline in 2009, 2010 and 2012, JAL is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of flight safety and service quality and aims to become its customers' most favorite airline.
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