Japan Airlines (JAL) will introduce Premium Economy service on one of its 2 daily flights between Tokyo (Narita) and Bangkok starting from January 16, 2011 using a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft that is also equipped with the airline’s award-winning JAL Shell Flat Seat in executive class.
JAL Sky Shell Seat, which won the 2008 Good Design Award, is the world’s first shell-shaped seat in premium economy. Every seat has a 9-inch personal TV screen and is 20% more spacious than regular economy class. It has a shell-shaped sliding seat-back design which ensures passengers’ private space is maintained throughout the flight, undisturbed even when the seat in front is reclined.
A notch above economy class, Premium Economy service also caters to the business traveler with its large table that fits an A4-size laptop and a drink, as well a power outlet in every seat.
Aside from the main meals served onboard, passengers will be offered light snacks and beverages such as cup noodles, ice cream, champagne and Japanese liquor during the flight. At the airport, they can take advantage of the dedicated Premium Economy check-in service at both Bangkok and Tokyo, along with usage of the airport lounges.
Premium Economy service is already available on routes between Tokyo and JAL’s main gateways in Europe – London, Frankfurt, Paris and Moscow, 4 destinations in mainland USA – New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as Jakarta, New Delhi and Sydney.