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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

JAL refresh domestic cheese fall and winter line-up for select international flights

JAL First Class cheese offerings for Fall 2013.
JAL First Class cheese offerings for Fall 2013. Image by Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines (JAL) has been serving domestically produced cheese in its First Class and Business Class on select flights departing from Japan since March 2012. JAL has just announced the fall and winter cheese line-ups. For First Class, these cheeses will be available on flights form Tokyo Narita to Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, London, Frankfurt, Paris and Jakarta. For Business Class, these cheeses will be available on flights from Tokyo Narita to Los Angeles, San Diego, Vancouver, Chicago, Boston, New York, Honolulu, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Moscow, Helsinki, Sydney, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Delhi, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Bangkok, as well as flights from Tokyo Haneda to San Francisco and Paris. And only 2 types of cheese will be served on flights from Tokyo Narita to Honolulu, from Osaka Kansai to Bangkok and Honolulu, and from Nagoya Chubu to Honolulu.

JAL collaborates with Soup Stock Tokyo to create new breakfast menu on select international flights

JAL collaborates with Soup Stock Tokyo to create a new breakfast menu for select international flights
JAL collaborates with Soup Stock Tokyo to create a new breakfast menu for select international flights. Image by Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines (JAL) will collaborate with Soup Stock Tokyo, a popular soup restaurant chain in Japan, to create a new breakfast menu for select international flights departing from Japan. This menu will replace the existing NORIBEN (seaweed bento) menu, which is also a collaboration between JAL and Soup Stock Tokyo to promote Japanese food culture, on these flights.

JAL collaborates with JEAN-PAUL HÉVIN on First and Business Class desserts served on select long-haul flights

JAL First Class dessert - Menu BEDD Désir
JAL First Class dessert - Menu BEDD Désir. Image by Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines (JAL) and JEAN-PAUL HÉVIN has teamed up once again to create some special desserts just for the First and Business Class passengers. This time, the world-renowned Japanese master chef, Mr. Seiji Yamamoto and Star Chef, Mr. Chikara Yamada will also participate in this collaboration as these desserts will be part of the JAL BEDD-SKY AUBERGE menus which they are in charge of.


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

AIR YOSHINOYA is back for a limited time!

JAL will be serving the special AIR YOSHINOYA on select long-haul flights for a limited time.
JAL will be serving the special AIR YOSHINOYA on select long-haul flights for a limited time. Image by Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines (JAL) will bring back the popular AIR YOSHINOYA once again as the 10th installment in the AIR SERIES, a special Economy Class and Premium Economy inflight meal which JAL collaborate with well-know restaurants and food chains. AIR YOSHINOYA will be served between September 1 and November 30 2013 on select long-haul flights from Tokyo Narita to Europe and the US.

Monday, August 26, 2013

JAL to introduce new services on Honolulu routes from Fall 2013

JAL will enhance services on Honolulu routes from Fall 2013
JAL will enhance services on Honolulu routes from Fall 2013. Image by Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines (JAL) announces that it enhance the services provided on Honolulu routes this fall as part of the JAL NEW SKY PROJECT, which aims to bring passengers a unique and completely refreshing onboard experience and provide service one class above the current standard. This is in addition to the already announced JAL SKY SUITE 767 (SS6) cabin refresh which will be rolled out to the Honolulu routes in 2014. According to Aviation Wire, JAL President Yoshiharu Ueki said these service enhancements are long overdue as competitions has intensified on the Honolulu routes.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

JAL updates flight frequency and fleet plans for fiscal year 2013 and announces the 2nd JAL SKY SUITE 767 route

JAL SKY SUITE 767
JAL SKY SUITE 767 (SS6) Business Class cabin. Image by Japan Airlines. 

Japan Airlines (JAL) has just announced the revised flight frequency and fleet plans for the rest of the current fiscal year ending in March 2014, which also include the announcement of the second JAL SKY SUITE 767 (SS6) route! Below are the changes.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

American Airlines wants to strengthen its tie with JAL once again

According to an interview by Nikkei.com, American Airlines (AA) CEO Tom Horton wants to once again strengthen its partnership with Japan Airlines (JAL). Currently JAL and AA has a joint business agreement with AA to cover the transpacific routes but it is limited to passenger business only. AA wants to further that relationship and make Japan one of the pillars of its growth strategy.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Update on JAL SKY SUITE 777 and JAL SKY Wi-Fi rollout schedule

JAL SKY SUITE 777 service will turn daily on Tokyo Narita - Paris CDG route from August 15 2013
JAL SKY SUITE 777 service will turn daily on the Tokyo Narita - Paris CDG route from August 15 2013. Image by Japan Airlines.

Japan Airlines (JAL) has just updated the rollout schedule of its latest generation of long-haul products dubbed JAL SKY SUITE 777 (SS7) and its inflight wi-fi service, JAL SKY Wi-Fi, to the Tokyo Narita (NRT) - Paris (CDG) route. The seat maps on the Los Angeles (LAX) and Chicago (ORD) flights have also been updated with the SS7 W83 configuration as well.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

ANA to enhance its inflight service from September 2013

ANA new First Class Japanese menu by Yoshikazu Tsuji, owner of Kaiseki "Tsujitome"
ANA new First Class Japanese menu by Yoshikazu Tsuji, owner of Kaiseki "Tsujitome". Image by All Nippon Airways

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has announced its latest inflight service enhancement in the premium cabins which will be rolled out in September. The new menus will be designed by a group of renowned chefs and beverage specialists. New bedding including one for Business Class will be added too. Sounds familiar? Seems like ANA is trying to match the offerings from its rival as these are exactly what Japan Airlines (JAL) did with its New Sky Project.