JAL Offering Japan's 1st Domestic In-Flight Internet in Summer 2014

JAL Offering Japan's 1st Domestic In-Flight Internet in Summer 2014

New interior image of a JAL airplane that will offer in-flight Wi-fi on domestic routes.

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Japan Air Lines Co., Ltd. (JAL) will introduce an in-flight internet connection service on domestic routes beginning in the summer of 2014.

The carrier will use a satellite connection service courtesy of U.S.-based Gogo LLC, a company that deals in in-flight internet and digital entertainment. Thus JAL passengers will, for a fee, be able to use a high-quality internet connection over Wi-Fi with their own devices from the comfort of their seat en route to their final destination.

JAL plans to introduce the service on 77 aircraft outfitted for domestic service, the models being the Boeing 777-200, 777-300, 767-300, 767-300ER and 737-800. The airline will gradually announce details about the service as well as flight schedules and routes for the relevant aircraft, along with other information, beginning in January 2014.

Along with introducing the new service, on some aircraft JAL will renovate cabins and install new, more comfortable seats.

JAL and other carriers already offer in-flight internet service on international routes, but this will be the first such service on domestic routes in Japan.