Monday, July 6, 2015

JAL's Boeing 787-9 enters service.

On July 1st, Japan Airlines [JL/JAL] inaugurated Boeing 787-9 operations with Tokyo/Narita [NRT/RJAA] – Jakarta/Soukarno-Hatta [CGK/WIII] becoming its first route. The first revenue flight was JL725, which departed Narita's Spot 91 at 1051 JST. Their first stretched Dreamliner had been delivered on June 11th (JAL takes delivery of first Boeing 787-9.).

Boeing 787-9 JA861J moments before rotation from Narita's Runway 16R for her first revenue flight bound for Jakarta wearing JAL Sky Suite 787 decals. (Photo: Aviation Wire)

Boasting a 6.1-meter-longer fuselage compared to the shorter 787-8, JAL's 787-9 seats 34 additional passengers in a three-class layout of JAL's award-winning Sky Suite product (JAL's Sky Suite 787 makes debut.); 44 Sky Suite (business), 35 Sky Premium (premium economy), and 116 Sky Wider II (economy) seats, totaling 195. It will be placed on medium and long-haul international routes.

JAL has ordered 25 787-8s and 20 787-9s, of which 22 and one have been delivered, respectively. During FY2015, Japan's second largest carrier will take delivery of two more 787-9s, with one each arriving in October and February, and one 787-8, arriving in December. All are deployed on international routes.

Source: Aviation Wire, July 1st. (in Japanese)

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