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Japan Airlines’ Regional Subsidiary J-AIR Launches Unlimited Video Streaming

In commemoration of the completion of inflight internet installation of all 14 Embraer E190s, Japan Airlines’ regional subsidiary J-AIR will launch free unlimited video streaming onboard.  The limited time offer runs from July 12th through September 30, 2024 on select flights.


J-AIR Embraer E190 - Courtesy J-AIR

On Thursday (July 20, 2024), Japan Airlines announced that by July 11th their J-AIR regional subsidiary will complete the installation of inflight internet on all 14 of their Embraer E190s.  In celebration of this milestone, J-AIR will offer unlimited free inflight video streaming from July 12th through September 30, 2024.  The ‘J-Air Unlimited Streaming Service’ is a first for a Japanese airline and will be made possible through a collaboration with Intelsat.  In addition to the existing inflight internet services that enable internet use, e-mail, and social network services via onboard Wi-Fi, guests will now enjoy free unlimited video streaming during the service period.


In Thursday’s announcement, J-AIR’s President, Shunsuke Honda, said,


“I tried watching my favorite movie during a test flight and the 2-hour journey felt incredibly short.  We are looking forward to everyone experiencing this service and are excited about welcoming more passengers aboard J-AIR flights.”


Also commenting on the connectivity collaboration, Intelsat’s Director – Airline Partnerships, APAC, John Hopkins, added


“Technological innovations are delivering higher capacity satellite communications to J-AIR flights.  Intelsat’s reliable satellite connectivity will soon provide smooth use of email, streaming services and social networking for all passengers.  We are confident that J-AIR passengers will be satisfied with this new service.”


The free streaming service will be available on select J-AIR flights between Tokyo-Haneda and Misawa, Akita, Ube, Miyazaki, Osaka (Itami), Sendai and Kagoshima, among others.

 

Headquartered at Osaka International Airport (Itami), J-AIR is the regional airline for the Japan Airlines (JAL) Group.  The carrier operates regional jet flights throughout Japan, with a network that extends from Memanbetsu in the north, to the Amami Islands in Kagoshima Prefecture in the south, and numerous points in between.  

 

 

Source: Japan Airlines

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