JAL to Introduce Sky Suite 777 on New York-Tokyo Route, Expands International In-Flight Wi-Fi

By Paul Riegler on 4 March 2013
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Storage space is abundant in the JAL Suite

Storage space is abundant in the JAL Suite

Japan Airlines, a member of the oneworld alliance, announced that it will begin flying Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with its new Sky Suite 777 cabins on the Tokyo (Narita)-New York (John F. Kennedy) route starting in early May.  JAL has been operating Sky Suite 777 aircraft on its London (Heathrow)-Tokyo route since early January.

The Sky Suite 777 features four entirely redesigned cabins, first class, business class, premium economy, and economy.   While all sections have new features, seating in the premium cabin in particular has been substantially improved.

The Sky Suite 777 first-class cabin features eight JAL Suites arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration.  The seats are covered in brown leather and side panels and tray tables are made out of cherry wood.

The business-class cabin features 49 new Sky Suite business-class seats in a 2-3-2 configuration. All seats have direct-aisle access.

JAL Sky Premium, the new premium-economy cabin, has 40 seats arranged in a 2-4-2 configuration.  Each seat is 18.9” wide with a pitch of 42” and has a hard shell back that doesn’t move when the seat reclines.

An in-depth look at and virtual tour of the Sky Suite 777 was published on January 30, 2013.

Separately, JAL announced that its Sky Wi-Fi service, currently available on New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Jakarta routes, will be expanded to cover European routes starting in April of this year.

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