17-Aug-2012 8:23 AM

JAL to install new seats in every cabin class on 777-300ER fleet

Japan Airlines (JAL) announced (16-Aug-2012) plans to install new seats in every cabin class on its international fleet of 13 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The newly-designed seats will debut on daily service between Tokyo Narita and London Heathrow from Jan-2013, and will progressively be expanded to New York JFK and mainly on other long-haul Europe and North America routes in JAL's network. The 232-seat aircraft will be configured with eight first, 49 business, 40 premium economy and 135 economy class seats. Business class seats will be configured with a 1-2-1 layout (compared to 63 or 77 seats in a 2-3-2 configuration previously),while premium economy will see seat pitch widened from 38in to 42in, with the number of premium class seats reduced from 44/46. Economy class seats will have a widened seat pitch from 31in to 33in to 34in due to a slimmer seatback design. Subsequently, JAL will introduce the latest full-flat business class beds on its fleet of 767-300ER, followed by a complete renewal of seats in every other class of travel commencing from 2H2013. [more - original PR