JAL Group introduces Embraer 190 with “Class J” service


TOKYO, Japan – The JAL Group (JAL) will introduce Embraer 190 and J-Air Corporation (J AIR), the JAL Group’s 100% owned regional airline subsidiary, is planning to operate the aircraft from May 10, 2016. The first E190 will be serving on Osaka (Itami) – Kagoshima route. The operating routes of E190 will be expanded progressively. Additionally, well-received “Class J” service on domestic flights will be offered in JAL’s E190 fleet.

E190 has been delivered since 2005 and it is one of the best-selling jets. 44 airlines worldwide purchased and 523 aircraft have been delivered (as of 31 December, 2015). J AIR is the first Japanese airline to introduce E190 fleet.

Under the banner “Embrace New Challenges”, JAL will further enhance on-time performance service, and strengthen its regional network, in order to deliver more convenience to customers with innovative products and high-quality services.

1. Aircraft: Embraer 190

2. Service Effective: May 10, 2016 ~
Note: The start of service is subject to change and the actual date for entering service will be informed on JAL website.

3. Routes: Osaka (Itami) = Kagoshima
(E190 will be introduced on Itami = Sendai route and Itami = Fukuoka route progressively.)

4. Class and Seat Configuration: Class J/15, Economy/80, total 95 seats

5. Interiors:

(1) “Class J” service
The first regional jet equipped with “Class J” seats with genuine leather.

(2) Universal power outlets are available, which can be reached from every seat.

(3) Quality genuine leather seats in Economy Class.