Japan Airlines 787. Courtesy, Boeing
Japan Airlines (JAL) said it has placed a firm order for 10 Boeing 787-9s and converted 10 787-8s it already had on order to -9s.
The new order and conversion bring JAL's total Dreamliners on order to 45 comprising 25 -8s and 20 -9s. It also still has 20 787 options.
"The 787-9 is a slightly larger version that can fit approximately 50 more seats than the 787-8 configured for international routes," JAL said in a statement. "Equally efficient as the 787-8 but with more seat capacity, the unit cost per seat on the 787-9 is estimated to be lower."
JAL plans to put its first 787 into service in April.