JTA to introduce 12 Boeing 737-800s

JTA to introduce 12 Boeing 737-800s

An image of Japan Transocean Air's new model aircraft Boeing 737-800.

March 28, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 27, Okinawa-based Japan Transocean Air (JTA) announced to introduce 12 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The aircraft are scheduled to enter into service from 2016. It costs around 110 billion yen at full retail price. The company will introduce the first aircraft in January 2016 and renew all other aircraft by 2021. The company will sell out all 13 Boeing 737-400s, which it currently flies.

Compared to current aircraft, the new model’s fuel consumption is 3 to 6 percent more efficient, and it can seat 165 passengers – 20 more than previously. The flight range will be 1,200 kilometers longer to around 4,500 kilometers.

The aircraft will use light-emitting diode illumination inside to make the flight more comfortable for passengers. The company is also considering installing a public wireless network. The company started flying current aircraft Boeing 737-400 in 1994.

(English translation by T&CT and Megumi Chibana)

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