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Japan Airlines Debuts First Airbus A350-1000 International Aircraft on New York JFK–Haneda Route

by Aoife O’Riordan

Feb 7, 2024

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On Jan. 24, Japan Airlines launched its first, brand-new Airbus A350-1000 international aircraft between Tokyo (HND) and New York (JFK). The new aircraft brings elevated cabin interiors, new seating, personalized in-flight services and more to passengers.

The aircraft’s first-class cabin marks Japan Airline’s largest and most comfortable space to date. The first-class cabin includes large and adjustable sofas that convert into single or double-sized beds, built-in headrest speakers, 43-inch screens, a digital monitor for easy communication with flight attendants, wireless charging, a personal wardrobe and a personal minibar. First-class seats are about 1.3 times larger than Japan Airlines’ previous cabin.

Business-class seats are also fully private for the first time. Passengers can customize their dining experience, and a new, in-flight entertainment system allows passengers to tailor their entertainment experience prior to departure.

The new aircraft also contributes to Japan Airlines’ continuing commitment to a sustainable future by reducing CO2 emissions by 25 percent compared to conventional aircraft. Japan Airlines also minimally uses virgin plastics in amenity packaging.

The new aircraft is now operating between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. Initial operations are currently every other day. Flights from JFK depart at 12:40 p.m. and arrive the following day in Tokyo at 5:15 p.m. Flights from Tokyo depart at 11:05 a.m. and arrive in JFK at 10 a.m.

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