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Japan Airlines Takes Delivery of Their First Airbus A350-1000

Japan Airlines has today taken delivery of their first Airbus A350-1000 form Airbus’ Toulouse delivery centre.  The new A350 will become the carrier’s new international aircraft, initially serving the prestigious Tokyo-Haneda to New York-JFK route.

Japan Airlines' First Airbus A350-1000 - Courtesy Airbus

On Thursday (December 14, 2023), Airbus announced the delivery of Japan Airlines’ first Airbus A350-1000.  The new A350 is configured in four cabins with six First Class Suites, each with a choice of three modes, including sofa, seat & bed or double bed.  The aircraft also features Business Class suites with 54 seats and privacy doors, 24 Premium Economy seats and 155 Economy Class seats.  The cabin has been designed with Japanese aesthetics and tranquility, highlighting the beauty of Japan.  JAL’s new A350-1000 will initially be deployed on the prestigious Tokyo-Haneda to New York-JFK route.

Japan Airlines has ordered a total of 31 A350s, including 18 A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s.  The carrier has been operating the A350-900 on high density domestic Japanese routes since 2019.  The Airbus A350 Family is the long-range leader in the 300-410 seat category, and features a clean sheet design that includes state-of-the-art technologies and aerodynamics, delivering unparalleled standards of comfort and efficiency.  The aircraft also features the unique Airspace cabin, which offers the quietest twin-aisle onboard experience aloft.  With new generation engines and the use of lightweight materials, the A350 is the most fuel efficient aircraft in its class, and also offers a 50 percent noise footprint reduction compared to previous generation aircraft.

At November 30, 2023, the Airbus A350 Family had won 1,070 firm orders from 57 customers worldwide, making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft in history.


Source: Airbus 


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