Japan Airlines had confirmed it will be introducing its domestic JAL First Class service on a portion of daily flights between Tokyo, Haneda and Okinawa, Naha from August 1st, 2012.
Reservations and sales begin June 1st, 2012.
JAL currently offers First Class service on routes between Haneda and Sapporo, Fukuoka and Osaka.
Of the 17 daily flights between Haneda and Fukuoka, JAL will increase the number of flights fitted with First Class from seven to 13, starting July 1st this year.
JAL also plans to add more flights with first class on the Haneda=Sapporo route from the second half of the year.
Domestic JAL First Class customers can check-in at exclusive counters for first class passengers, enjoy priority boarding and baggage handling, as well as have access to the Diamond Premier Lounge refurbished in October 2010.
Onboard, they will be served with a wide range of quality food, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks as they enjoy the comforts of a 53cm wide sofa-like seat upholstered in fine leather.
Arranged in seven pairs in the front of the aircraft, JAL First Class seats reclines to a maximum angle of 132° and offers a generous amount of legroom for each customer with a 130cm space before the seat in front.
Cloak services and extra amenities such as slippers and blankets are also available at their request.
To celebrate the launch of JAL’s First Class service on flights to Okinawa, eligible customers will receive an exclusive giveaway, including Imperial Hotel’s original chocolate drink packages.
Passengers who have purchased a domestic fare ticket can upgrade from economy class to first class by paying just 8,000 yen for each sector of their journey, subject to seat availability.