|JAL will revamp its domestic fleet with LED cabin lighting that changes based on season and time of day. Picture shown above is the design for spring. Image by Japan Airlines.|
[Updated with Domestic First Class layout, breakdown of the retrofitted fleet, and wi-fi rollout schedule]
Japan Airlines (JAL) has just announced it will expand its JAL NEW SKY PROJECT, which aims to provide a one-class above the current standard on its flights, to its domestic fleet. Currently, JAL plans to retrofit 77 of its planes which includes 777-200, 777-300, 767-300, 767-300ER, and 737-800 with the new interior based on the theme of "Superior Cabin". Domestic First Class service will be added to part of the 767-300ER fleet as well! The first rollout is planned for May 2014. Other than the cabin interior, JAL will also introduce its JAL SKY Wi-Fi service to these retrofitted planes as well.
New Class J Seat
|The new JAL Class J seat. Image by Japan Airlines.|
New Economy Class Seat
|The new JAL domestic Economy Class seats. Image by Japan Airlines.|
LED Lighting and New Carpet
|LED lighting for mid-day flight. Image by Japan Airlines.|
Domestic First Class Service Expansion
|JAL will expand its popular domestic First Class service to its 767-300ER fleet. Image by Japan Airlines.|
The domestic First Class on 767-300ER will have a 2-1-2 configuration with a seat pitch of 135cm. As you can see from the mock up above, the privacy divider of the middle seat is installed on the left hand side of the seat making seat A and C more private if you are traveling with a companion compared to seat H and K. Also, looks like the same carpet used in the international First Class cabin will be used in domestic First Class as well.
JAL SKY Wi-Fi
|JAL will expand its inflight wi-fi service to its domestic routes in summer 2014. Image by Japan Airlines.|
As for the wi-fi rollout schedule, AviationWire says JAL plans to 34 planes equipped with Gogo equipments by end of March 2015 and the rollout will be completed by June 2016.