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Japan Airines’ plans for re-induction of the 787 Dreamliner and fleet re-deployment globally

JAL 787 at New Delhi prior to grounding

The Japan Airlines (JAL) Group has announced its plans for flights and a phased re-introduction of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in to service around June 1, 2013.

The airline has set up a 787 dedicated micro-site on its website to explain the 787 fixes.

A new daily 787 non-stop service between Tokyo (Narita) and Helsinki will be launched from July 1, 2013, which was postponed in February 2013.

JL413 departs Narita 10:30 arrives Helsinki 14:55
JL414 departs Helsinki 17:25 arrives Narita 09:05

JAL will restart its 787 daily service between Tokyo (Narita) and Boston and San Diego which were suspended when the Dreamliner was grounded. Similarly the JAL 787 will return to New Delhi too.

JAL 787 re-deployment on existing routes

Larger aircraft, like the Boeing 777-200ER instead of the Boeing 767 will be deployed on Japan and Bangkok and Honolulu routes in order to meet a robust passenger demand and further maximize revenue.

The JAL Sky Suite 777 on the airline’s Boeing 777-300ERs has been introduced on European and North American routes, in addition, cabin upgrades and being carried out on aircraft on the Honolulu and Bangkok sectors.

The airline will also introduce in-flight wireless internet, JAL SKY Wi-Fi, progressively on its Frankfurt, London, and Paris routes.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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