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JAL to debut A350-900 on Haneda-Fukuoka route

Japan Airlines has scheduled its Airbus A350-900 to fly on the Tokyo Haneda-Fukuoka route from September.

The Oneworld carrier revealed the debut for its newest type in its latest update of its schedule for the year to the end of March 2019.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that the first of the carrier’s A350-900s, MSN 333, is due for delivery in June, making it the first Airbus jet in JAL's fleet since it phased out the former Japan Air System A300s in the early 2010s.

Three more A350-900s are due for delivery by the end of the year, with deliveries of the remaining 14 of the type spread out to 2023.

JAL also has order for 13 of the larger -1000 variant, with deliveries set to commence in 2021.

The airline has previously flagged that the A350s will gradually replace its 27 ‘Classic’ 777s, including a number of high-density variants that are used on busy domestic routes.

In the same statement, JAL also confirmed that it will introduce its first domestically-configured Boeing 787-8 to the Tokyo Haneda-Osaka Itami route during September.

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