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JAL to Expand In-flight Internet Service on Southeast Asia Routes

March 28, 2014 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “JAL”) and Panasonic Avionics Corporation (hereinafter “Panasonic”) have been collaborating on providing in-flight internet service-JAL SKY Wi-Fi on international Boeing 777-300ERs, operated on North America and Europe routes in July 2012.

JAL has recently reached an agreement with Panasonic to aggressively install JAL SKY Wi-Fi on its international Boeing 767-300ERs, Boeing 777-200ERs and Boeing 787s operated on its Southeast Asia and other international routes.

JAL SKY Wi-Fi on international routes is served through onboard eXConnect by Panasonic. Customers in every cabin class are able to send and receive emails, update and navigate their social networking service (SNS) utilizing their wireless LAN devices during the flight.

One hour plan and the plan without time limits are available for the usage fee of JAL SKY Wi-Fi. The in-flight Wi-Fi connection service that supports passengers’ own smartphones, notebook computers and other wireless LAN devices without volume limits.

The expanded service will be onboard in FY2014 (Fiscal Year 2014 is from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015) The detailed schedule and applicable routes will be informed on JAL website as soon as they have been decided.

JAL seeks to meet the expectations of valuable customers by providing business and leisure travelers alike with even more convenience and quality service, with the support of Panasonic, during the flight.

Outline of expanded JAL SKY Wi-Fi on international routes

1. Connectivity solution:   Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s eXConnect

2. Applicable aircraft:       Boeing 767-300ERs, Boeing 777-200ERs, Boeing 787s

3. Applicable routes:        North America and Europe route and long-distance Asia routes

4. Schedule:                   The expanded service will be available from the end of FY2014

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