2 APRIL 2012
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Boeing and oneworld member Japan Airlines have celebrated the delivery of not one but two 787 Dreamliners, the first to be powered by the General Electric GEnx engines. To date eight 787s have been delivered, all to Japan, the six for ANA.
"JAL will be the first airline to start new routes that have never been flown before by taking full advantage of the efficiencies of this aircraft, starting with the Boston service next month and San Diego later this year," said Yoshiharu Ueki, President of Japan Airlines. "The 787 with GEnx engines has the performance economics that JAL is looking for to ensure route profitability, and also the enhanced in-flight comfort that our customers will be delighted with."
These initial 787s accommodate 186 passengers with 42 seats 2+2+2 in Business Class and 144 in a 2+4+2 Economy Class configuration. JAL features a First Class and Premium Economy Class on its other long haul aircraft, the Boeing 777. www.jal.com
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