Japan Airlines (JAL) has published its first Airbus A350 routes. The airline’s first A350 enters service on September 1, 2019, on flights between Tokyo Haneda and Fukuoka.
JAL will gradually expand its A350 operations on services from Tokyo Haneda to Sapporo, Okinawa and Osaka.
Because of Japan’s geography, aviation on domestic routes consumes a large number of high density aircraft, especially wide bodies. Road and rail are often not viable alternatives.
JAL’s A350 will feature a three-class configuration with a total of 369 seats. Additional details for cabin specifications will be unveiled in June 2019, the airline announced in a statement. The first three A350 jets will wear a special “Airbus A350” logo on the rear half of the fuselage.
Japan Airlines currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of Boeing 737, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The airline has ordered Airbus A350-900’s and -1000s, as well as Mitsubishi Regional Jets.