Israel’s national carrier El Al recently acquired its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The airline has placed an order of a total of 16 Dreamliners and wants to gradually include into its extensive fleet replacing with the existing Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 767-300 aircrafts fleet between now and 2020.
El Al is presently an all-Boeing airline ever since 1961. The airline is currently operating an impressive fleet of over 40 Boeing aircrafts comprising of Boeing 737, Boeing 747, Boeing 767 and Boeing 777 aircrafts.
Media reports said that El Al will be deploying newly acquired Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to conduct flights to European destinations from September this year. The airline would later on integrate Dreamliners into its fleet for conducting flight operations to long-haul North American and the Far East destinations from October end in 2017.
According to the reports, a new business class seat would be the prominent highlight of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircrafts. The business class seat is from Recaro and can be converted into a 2-metre-long fully-flat bed. Apart from this, the aircraft will also be offering a new premium economy cabi8n offering 38 inches of legroom. In addition to the two travel classes, El Al will also be offering economy class cabin configured in 3-3-3 layout offering a total of 222 seats. The in-flight entertainment (IFE) system has been provided by Panasonic in all the classes, and the aircraft will also be offering Wi-Fi from 2018 onwards.
David Maimon, CEO of El Al, said, “The airline feels proud and happy in receiving its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. This also signals the ongoing renewal of the airline’s fleet, which began over a year ago. El Al decided to go in for fleet expansion by placing orders for 16 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircrafts, and we have now received the first aircraft. El Al is committed to taking the customer experience to the next level, offer top notch services and focus on product excellence.”