JAL Increases 787 Order, Adds -9s | AVIATION WEEK

A Japan Airlines 777-300 comes in for landing at LAX in 2011. Photo: Chuck Slusarczyk Jr. - OPShots.net

Japan Airlines has boosted its Boeing 787 order to 45 aircraft, with a new deal for 10 787-9s and the conversion of 10 of its existing 787-8 orders to -9s.

The total 787 order now consists of 25 787-8s, and 20 -9s, with another 20 options. The 787-9s are set to enter service from 2015, a year after the -9 launch customer Air New Zealand is scheduled to take its first delivery.

JAL is still yet to receive the first of its -8s. It was expecting the first to arrive this month, but a JAL spokeswoman says the target date has now slipped again to late March.

The carrier also announced two new long-haul routes that it will launch with the 787 – Helsinki and San Diego. JAL had already announced it would launch Tokyo Narita-Boston flights using the 787 from April 22. San Diego will be added in December, and Helsinki in March 2013.

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