JAL’s Wi-Fi service goes live on long-haul aircraft

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JAL SKY Wi-Fi service
Passengers on select 767-300ERs and 787-8s can now connect to the JAL SKY Wi-Fi service.

Japan Airlines’ (JAL) onboard connectivity service has gone live on selected 767-300ERs and 787-8s this week, as the carrier continues the rollout of passenger Wi-Fi.

The service, which is called JAL SKY Wi-Fi and is powered by Panasonic Avionics, will go live on a total of nine 767-300ERs and three 787-8s between now and the end of 2015.

The service is being expanded following its success on selected Boeing 777s. On each aircraft, the Wi-Fi is available in all classes and is priced from $10.15 for an hour to $18.80 for a full flight.

Meanwhile JAL has also improved its in-flight entertainment offer this month, with ‘Sky Manga’, digital editions of the popular Japanese comics, being added to its Boeing 787 services.

In addition, the digital in-flight service now includes ‘haiku’ – Japanese poetry – in both English and Japanese languages.

On domestic services, more content will also be added to the complimentary wireless IFE service, which allows passengers to stream content on their own Wi-Fi-enabled devices.