JAL introduces first Boeing 787-9 with Thales AVANT IFE
Japan Airlines has introduced the new JAL Sky Suite 787-9 cabin, featuring the Thales AVANT in-flight entertainment system, on the airline’s Tokyo Narita to Kuala Lumpur route.
Japan Airlines has introduced the new JAL Sky Suite 787-9 cabin on the airline’s Tokyo Narita to Kuala Lumpur route. The newly configured cabin features the Thales AVANT in-flight entertainment system. JAL is the first airline to have chosen AVANT on the Boeing 787.
The Boeing 787-9 aircraft equipped with AVANT utilizes the latest Magic VI system which includes Audio and Video On Demand (AVOD), games and applications customized to JAL – On-Boarding Shopping, Meal Order and Sky Manga, eBook application.
Magic VI offers in total 300 movies, videos and music programmes. The newly configured aircraft has 52 business class, 35 premium economy class and 116 economy class seats.
Among new features on the aircraft, Business Class has been retrofitted with the latest fully-flat seat “JAL SKY SUITE Ⅲ,” which was installed on the JAL SKY SUITE 777 aircraft (Boeing 777-200ER) last June, and the number of seats has been increased.
Premium Economy Class is equipped with the “JAL SKY PREMIUM” seat, and Economy Class, with the “JAL SKY WIDER” seat, with 5cm extra seat pitch. JAL says it is the only airline in the world that continues to adopt an eight-abreast layout in the Boeing 787, with increased seat width of around 5cm, compared with the standard nine-abreast economy layout adopted by other carriers.