JAL’s Second A350-1000 Makes Early Debut, Set for Daily Tokyo-NY Flights from February 2nd

JAL's A350-1000 in flight

Japan Airlines (JAL) commenced operation of their second Airbus A350-1000 aircraft (registration number: JA02WJ) on January 26th, flying from Tokyo/Haneda to New York/John F. Kennedy as flight JL6.

The A350-1000 is positioned as the successor to the Boeing 777-300ER, which JAL has been operating since 2004. The first of this model (registration number: JA01WJ) made its debut on flight JL6 on January 24th.

The second aircraft was delivered to JAL on January 10th local time at the Airbus factory located in Toulouse, France. The delivery flight departed on the 13th and arrived at Haneda Airport on the morning of January 14th, Japan time. Though the operational start was initially scheduled for February 2nd, it was moved up one week earlier.

JL6’s inaugural flight with the second aircraft on January 26th took off from Haneda Airport at 11:26 a.m., departing from Runway C towards New York.

JAL has ordered a total of 13 A350-1000 aircraft, with the second one having been received as of January 26th. Until January 30th, the aircraft will be deployed on alternate days on JL6 flights, and from February 1st, it will be used on a daily basis. Additionally, plans are in place to introduce the third aircraft, scheduled for delivery within the fiscal year, on the Tokyo/Haneda to Dallas/Fort Worth route.

Interior of JAL's A350-1000

JAL's A350-1000 business class

JAL's A350-1000 seating

JAL's A350-1000 cabin view

Takeoff of JAL's JA02WJ from Haneda

JAL A350-1000 departing

JAL A350-1000 taking off

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