New airline AirJapan has unveiled select products and services to be introduced on its inaugural medium haul flights.
“At AirJapan, we are dedicated to the passion of our passenger’s pursuits, which inspires us to create inflight products and services to foster the innovative spirit of those flying with us,” said Hideki Mineguchi, president of AirJapan. “We hope the launch of these new amenities create a unique and outstanding travel experience for our passengers.”
The cabin will be configured with 324 economy class seats made of premium Japanese faux leather, renowned for its lightweight, durable and soft texture. With a generous seat pitch of 32 inches and recline feature, the seat design will allow passengers to unwind and experience optimal comfort in-flight.
AirJapan’s seat pitch of 32 inches (approx. 81 cm) is competitive to the industry standard offered by many other airlines. The wider front legroom and deeper reclining design provide passengers with a more comfortable in-flight experience. As an added convenience for smartphone and tablet users, Type-A and Type-C USB ports and tablet holders are also provided. The cabin interior and seats were designed by the British design company Acumen Design Associates, and manufacturing was led by Safran.
When passengers board an AirJapan flight, they will hear music titled “Ai” with the traditional Japanese sounds of shakuhachi and koto created in collaboration with the Tokyo University of the Arts. “This ensemble piece combines Japanese and Western instruments,” said Noel Hiyamizu, Composer, Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School. “The music’s traditional feel is contrasted by the modern vibe produced by the fresh grooves, and the classic Japanese sounds produced by the shakuhachi and koto complement the ensemble of the Western instruments and celebrate the beginning of a new journey. The title ‘Ai’ encompasses a wide range of meanings including ‘indigo,’ ‘love,’ ‘meetings’ and ‘encounters’ in Japanese.
AirJapan’s inflight meal service aims to create an unforgettable experience for our overseas customers’ trips to Japan with hopes they will revisit Japan in the future. At the same time, the meal service will help our Japanese customers rediscover the authentic tastes of Japan and feel at home. AirJapan will offer menus for a set fee that may be reserved online in advance, and in addition, provide meals and snacks that can be purchased onboard the flight. The specific menu selection will be announced at the start of ticket sales.