Japan Airlines will roll out new domestic first class and business class seats when its Airbus A350 jets takes wing from September.
The Oneworld member expects to pick up the keys to the first of eighteen A350s in June, and is keeping details of the new seats under wraps until then.
JAL has confirmed that these A350-900s will be dedicated to the domestic market and replace its older Boeing 777-200s, with the first flight slated for September 1 from Tokyo/Haneda to Fukuoka. As more A350s arrive they’ll expand to Sapporo, Okinawa and Osaka.
These will be followed from 2021 by thirteen of the larger Airbus A350-1000 series jets bound for international routes.
The domestic A350 aircraft will offer a first class cabin of 12 seats, arranged in two rows of 2-2-2.
There will also 94 new ‘Class J’ domestic business class seats, although the 2-4-2 layout makes these far more likely to be closer to international premium economy in nature, while the 263 economy seats will be ranked in a 3-3-3 grid.
JAL promises that every seat will have its own video screen plus AC and USB power sockets, with access to fast WiFi.