Japan Airlines (JAL) has been introducing JAL SKY SUITE 777 (SS7) and JAL SKY SUITE 767 (SS6) on select international routes. The airline has also revealed plans to introduce the Boeing 787-8 with new cabin interior called JAL SKY SUITE 787 (SS8) on the Tokyo (Narita) = Frankfurt route (JL407/JL408) from December 2014, and on the Tokyo (Narita)=New York route (JL004/JL003) from January 2015.
Well-received highlights of the Boeing 787-8 include larger windows, higher ceilings, better cabin pressure and humidity for a more comfortable in-flight experience. New cabin service of Premium Economy will be offered on the SS8. Additionally, JAL will introduce fully-flat seat-“JAL SKY SUITE” in Business Class on the SS8.
In Economy Class, as the 2nd installment of “New Spacious Economy” on international routes, JAL SKY WIDER II featuring its world’s top-level space will be adopted for the SS8. JAL keeps its existing configuration at 2-4-2, which achieves approx. 5cm wider for each seat width than the common configuration of Economy Class seat on Boeing 787s. Additionally, the seat pitch was increased approx. 5 cm to provide more space and comfort during every journey.
The SS8 configured on upcoming Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 will be scheduled to be introduced mainly on international medium and long haul routes.
JAL strives to provide customers with new and innovative products and services under the banner “Embrace new challenges JAL”.