Japan Airlines takes delivery of first A350 XWB

Japan Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France.

The airline has ordered 31 A350 XWB aircraft, made up of 18 A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s.

JAL’s A350-900, the first aircraft produced by airbus for JAL, is configured in a premium three-class layout, with 12 seats in First Class, 94 in Class J and 263 in Comfort Economy.

The airline will initially operate the A350-900 on high frequency domestic routes, while the larger A350-1000 will fly on the carrier’s long-haul international network. The first aircraft will enter service on the airline’s Haneda-Fukuoka route at the start of September.

Airbus says its A350 XWB’s Airspace by Airbus cabin is the “quiestest of any twin-aisle” and offers passengers and crew “the most modern in-flight products for the most comfortable flying experience.”

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