Japan Airlines-JAL (Tokyo) is now due to take delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner around April 1. The carrier is intending to introduce the new type on April 22 between Tokyo (Narita) and Boston. As previously reported, San Diego will become the second U.S. destination for the 787. These two routes represent two long and thin routes the 787 was designed to serve. Boeing always designed the 787 to open up new city pairs that were too thin to be served by larger aircraft. JAL intends to take full advantage of this new game changer.
Here are the routes JAL intends to operate the first batch of Dreamliners on:
Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. JAL’s Boeing 787-846 N1003W (msn 34832) (soon to become JA822J) has been repainted in the updated 2011 livery. The Dreamliner arrives back at Everett (Paine Field) on March 11 after a test flight.
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Bottom Copyright Photo: Nick Dean. Now a rare photo. N1003W used to be painted in the 2002 color scheme.