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Japan Airlines debuts flagship A350-1000 on Tokyo Haneda-New York JFK route

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January 25th 2024

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On January 24, Japan Airlines (JAL) launched operations of its first A350-1000, named as the airline’s new international flagship almost two decades after the introduction of its previous flagship, the 777-300ER. Read More » Until February1, the Tokyo Haneda-New York JFK rotation, JL5/JL6, will operate on alternate days and then increase to daily after the introduction of a second A350-1000 to JAL’s global schedule. The oneworld alliance member has chosen a 239 seat cabin divided into six first class seats, 54 business, 24 premium economy and 155 economy seats. For the first time in JAL’s history, the first class and business class cabins are designed as private enclosed suites with doors. “We were able to create a cabin layout that takes advantage of the characteristics of a large aircraft with plenty of space. It is quite different from our previous planes,” JAL president, Akasaka Yuji, said. “It offers a more comfortable environment on board and has less CO₂ emissions per seat compared with previous aircraft models.” The airplane used for the inaugural flights is the first A350-1000 to join JAL’s fleet. Registered as JA01WJ, with the distinctive Airbus A350-1000 logo on both sides of its fuselage, it was the first of the type to arrive in the JAL fleet in an order for 13 A350-1000s.

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