David Maimon, CEO & President of EL AL Israel Airlines, has announced the acquisition of 16 new Dreamliner aircraft with an investment of over $1.25 billion.
The first of 16 Boeing Dreamliner 787’s, will join the airline’s fleet in August this year.
Starting in September, the aircraft will operate flights to Europe and at the end of October will be gradually integrated into EL AL’s long-haul destinations in North America and the Far East.
The aircraft will include a new Business Class with advanced full-flat bed seats by Recaro and also a new service class – Premium Economy.
An advanced AVOD entertainment system by Panasonic, will provide HD screens to all passengers.
High-speed Internet by ViaSat will be launched in 2018 on the Dreamliner aircraft fleet.
David Maimon, president & CEO of EL AL said: “I am proud to announce that following a year and a half of major preparations by all of us at EL AL in anticipation of the new Dreamliner’s arrival, EL AL is embarking on new era. The expected arrival of the new 787 aircraft will be the peak of EL AL`s renewal momentum, creating a revolution in customer experience across all flight interfaces.
“We continue to implement EL AL`s vision – to lead the aviation market in Israel and to be the first choice airline for all customers traveling to and from Israel, while providing quality and uncompromising service for the benefit of our customers.