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Japan Airlines Unveils Flagship Airbus A350-1000 Cabin Interior

Japan Airlines has today unveiled the cabin interior for their new Airbus A350-1000, which will become the airline’s new international flagship after 20 years. The aircraft will be deployed on the Tokyo-Haneda to New York-JFK route by the end of the year.

Rendering of Japan Airlines' New Airbus A350-1000 First Class Suite - Courtesy Safran Seats UK

On Monday (October 2, 2023), Japan Airlines unveiled the cabin interior for their new Airbus A350-1000 ahead of their upcoming service launch between Tokyo-Haneda (HND) and New York (JFK) later this year. The premium cabins for the aircraft have been equipped by Safran Seats, and the A350-1000 will become JAL’s new international flagship for the first time in nearly 20 years. The overall aircraft cabin has been designed to immerse guests in elegant Japanese aesthetics, enveloping them in a tranquil and serene ambience. The high-quality experience reflects the consistency of the airline’s domestic A350-900 and Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner fleet.

In a separate announcement from Safran on Monday (October 2, 2023), Safran Seats’ CEO, Victoria Foy, said,

“Safran Seats and Japan Airlines have a close relationship for several decades and it is an honour to be a key part of the journey from co-creation with Japan Airlines for their brand new A350-1000. It is also an important milestone for Safran Seats and we’re excited that passengers will experience our latest innovations with the launch of Euphony and Active Backrest, offering First and Business class passengers a unique way of enjoying their flight.”

Japan Airlines' New Flagship Airbus A350-1000 Layout - Courtesy JAL

JAL’s new A350-1000 seats 239 passengers with six First Class, 54 Business Class 24 Premium Economy and 155 Economy Class seats. Designed by Safran Seats UK, the six First Class suites create a unique and exclusive cabin environment and feature more comfortable seats and individual doors, a first for the airline, and offer a choice of three seating modes, namely Sofa, Seat & Single Bed, or Double Bed. The suites also feature a 43-inch IFE screen and the world’s first headphone-free audio with built-in headrest speakers, along with ample wardrobe and storage space.

Japan Airlines' New A350-1000 Business Class Suites by Safran - Courtesy Safran Seats UK

Business Class guests will also enjoy and enclosed private suite designed by Safran Seats UK featuring a 24-inch IFE screen and a fully-lie flat seat, which in Bed mode offers ample space at the foot area and a comfortable sleeping experience. Also including built-in speakers, the headrest has a reclining function, which allows comfortable IFE viewing even when lying down. Additionally, Business Class suites include an electric privacy partition, which provides easy communication with travel companions, as well as wardrobe and storage space for personal belongings.

Japan Airlines' New A350-1000 Premium Economy Seats - Courtesy Safran Seats France

Premium Economy customers will enjoy large, comfortable seats designed by Safran Seats France, which feature large partitions, an electrically-operated reclining function, and a 16-inch 4K widescreen IFE screen, 1.3 time larger than the current model. Having won the ‘Best Economy Class Seat’ by SKYTRAX for six consecutive years, JAL has further enhanced their Economy offer with improved seating and spacious legroom. The seats, designed by Recaro, feature a generous pitch, along with the largest 13-ince 4K IFE screen in its class.

Founded in 1951, Japan Airlines (JAL) became Japan’s first international airline. A member of the oneworld® global alliance, the carrier currently serves 376 airports in 64 countries and regions together with their codeshare partners with a modern fleet of 224 aircraft. JAL also operates three LCC subsidiaries, including ZIPAIR, SPRING JAPAN and Jetstar Japan. The carrier’s loyalty program, JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) is one of the largest mileage programs in Asia. Japan Airlines has been awarded as one of the most punctual major international airlines and holds a 5-Star rating from by Skytrax and a ‘World Class’ airline designation by APEX. JAL is committed to the highest levels of safety and quality in all aspects of service, and to becoming one of the most preferred airlines in the world.

Source(s): Japan Airlines, Safran Seats


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