JAL Reveals New First, Business, Economy Seats for 777-300ER Fleet
Japan Airlines announced it will install brand new seats in first and business class as well as in its main cabin and premium economy sections in its fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The new seats and interior will debut in January 2013, on JAL’s flights between Tokyo (Narita) and London (Heathrow).
JAL will retrofit 13 777-300ER aircraft with the new seats and will use the aircraft on flights to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport as well as on other European long-haul routes.
The new cabins configuration will be eight first-class seats and 49 business-class seats, with the business-class seats getting an entirely new layout with direct aisle access and greater privacy. There will be 40 premium economy seats and 135 in the main cabin. The new business-class seats are fully lie-flat with more width and greater functionality as well as a 23″ personal monitor (the current business-class seats have a 15.4″ display).
First class seats will see a new design that retains many aspects of the JAL Suite and they, too, get 23″ personal monitors.
Seats in the main cabin will be slightly wider (by 2 cm or 0.8″) and have greater pitch (an increase of 5 to 7 cm or 2 to 3″). Premium economy seats get an addition 10 cm (4″) of pitch and larger personal displays that are 12″ on the diagonal.