Japan Airlines: A 5-Star Airline for 7 Consecutive Years

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For the seventh consecutive year, Japan Airlines (JAL), a member of the oneworld® alliance, has secured the prestigious title of “5-Star Airline” by Skytrax, a leading international air transport rating organization.

This distinction recognizes JAL’s unwavering commitment to exceptional service and innovative offerings across all aspects of the travel journey.

Skytrax meticulously evaluates airlines based on their websites, airport services, and inflight experiences.

This coveted 5-Star rating is currently held by only 10 airlines globally, solidifying JAL’s position among the industry’s elite.

Recognition for Consistent Excellence

Edward Plaisted of Skytrax offered comment on the occasion. “This accolade is a testament to the exceptional quality of products and services JAL provides to its customers,”

He further emphasized the importance of consistency in maintaining a 5-Star rating. JAL excels in delivering exceptional experiences across all cabin classes, ensuring every passenger feels valued.

With exciting innovations planned for 2024, Skytrax anticipates JAL’s continued ascent to even greater heights.

Japan Airlines to debut A350-1000 on Tokyo-New York route
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‘Design Your Story’ with JAL

JAL embraces the concept of “Design Your Story,” empowering passengers to personalize their travel experience from start to finish.

The airline caters to diverse preferences and values by offering a thoughtfully curated selection of products and services. JAL offers a glimpse into how it crafts smooth journeys:

  • Effortless Travel: JAL SMART AIRPORT minimizes wait times at check-in and baggage drop-off, expanding to nine airports in spring 2024.

Additionally, JAL SMART SECURITY streamlines security checks, allowing passengers to keep laptops and liquids in their bags (currently available at Haneda and Naha airports).

  • Relaxation from the Outset: JAL lounges prioritize comfort, featuring dedicated areas for dining and working.

Passengers at the Haneda JAL First Class Lounge can indulge in handcrafted drip coffee and a shoe polishing service.

  • Delightful In-Flight Experiences: The A350-1000, JAL’s first new aircraft in nearly two decades, boasts a stunning cabin interior that reflects Japan’s traditional beauty.

Passengers can also appreciate the artistry of local talent through amenity kits featuring designs by Heralbony Co., Ltd. Furthermore, JAL elevates in-flight dining by incorporating delectable regional specialties from across Japan.

  • Memorable Moments Take Flight: JAL’s cabin crew are not just safety experts; they are hospitality professionals adept at personalizing service and engaging with passengers from all backgrounds.
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JAL: Continuous Improvement

Japan Airlines (JAL), Japan’s first private aviation company, was established in 1951 and is a member of the oneworld® Alliance.

The airline operates a fleet of 227 aircraft and began renewing its international long-haul aircraft with the Airbus A350-1000 starting 2023 Winter Schedule.

Together with other JAL Group and partner airlines, JAL offers an extensive domestic and international network that serves 376 airports across 64 countries/regions. 

As a 5-Star airline, JAL remains dedicated to providing exceptional value through the ongoing introduction of innovative products, services, and aircraft.

Looking ahead, JAL plans to enhance the user experience of its mobile app and website, while also incorporating fuel-efficient aircraft like the A350-900 and A321neo to further elevate passenger comfort.

 JAL’s vision is to empower travelers to design their ideal journeys, crafting a truly personalized and remarkable travel experience.

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