JAL becomes the first carrier to introduce Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in India

Airlines, Default, Featured — By on May 25, 2012 at 7:29 am

Service commences from May 1, 2012, on four of five weekly flights that Japan Airlines operates between New Delhi and Tokyo

ATN Desk

Starting May1, Japan Airlines (JAL)becomes the first airline to introducethe Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraftin India, marking the debut of theworld’s newest aircraft in thecountry. New Delhi is the seconddestination where the airline hasbegun Dreamliner’s service afterBoston, the United States, where theservice was started on April 22 thisyear.

These new will allow JAL not only todeliver state-of-the-art amenities toits customers but also reduce itsoperating and fuel costs. As a start,JAL has started the Dreamlinerservice on 4 out of the 5 weeklyflights between New Delhi andNarita, Tokyo.

Mr. Yasushi Isomura, CountryManager, Japan Airlines, said, “Withthe launch of the Dreamliner Indiabecomes the 2nd country in JAL’sIsomura announcing the launch ofthe Dreamliner in IndiaJAL’s Boeing 787 Dreamlineroperations to get this special high endcraft. This reiterates our commitmentto the Indian market.We areexpecting to attract a lot ofcorporates and leisure travelers.”

By deploying the 787 Dreamliner tomarkets that can garner substantialtravel demand such as New Delhi,JAL is making best use of theaircraft’s long-range capability,appropriate capacity, and itseconomic performance to servemedium-size markets with substan-tial business demand.

“We also hope to strengthen ourcompetitiveness by offering theenhanced comforts of this state-of-the-art aircraft to customers in NewDelhi – the capital of India and agovernment, commercial andbusiness center for the country. TheBoeing 787 Dreamliner has theappropriate capacity for the Indianmarket,” Isomura added.

JAL’s 787 Dreamliner is currentlyfitted with 42 seats in business, featuring the Exevutive Class JAL SHELL FLAT NEO seat that are 5cm wider (than the seats now fittedon JAL’s Boeing 777s) in a 2-2-2configuration, and 144 in EconomyClass with 2 cm (0.8 inches) widerspace than current seats and arrangedin a 2-4-2 configuration.

Some highlights of the revolutionaryaircraft include larger windows withelectronically dimmable shades,higher ceilings, lower cabin pressureand better humidity for a noticeablymore comfortable in-flight experi-ence.

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