JAL to Begin Offering In-Flight Internet Service on Domestic Routes
Japan Airlines announced it will introduce in-flight Wi-Fi on select domestic routes beginning July 23. The service will be provided by U.S. in-flight Internet provider Gogo on the airline’s newly refurbished Boeing aircraft, which will also feature new cabin interiors.
The service will be available on select flights between Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport and Osaka, Fukuoka, and Hakodate. The airline also plans to introduce the service to select flights between Tokyo Haneda and Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport on August 2.
Passengers will be able to access the service through their personal wireless devices. Customers may purchase 30 minutes of service for 400 Japanese yen ($3.95), or an unlimited flight plan that charges different rates based on type of device used and distance flown. On flights that travel more than 651 miles (1,048 kilometers), the service will charge a fee of ¥700 for smartphones and ¥1,200 for tablets and PCs. On flights that travel between 451 and 650 miles (725 and 1,046 kilometers), the service will charge ¥500 for smartphones and ¥700 for tablets and PCs, and for flights that travel less than 450 miles (724 kilometers), the service will charge ¥500 for all devices.
In addition to Internet access, passengers may also use their personal devices to connect to the airline’s in-flight entertainment system at no charge. The number of wireless devices using the service at the same time may be restricted on some aircraft.
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