Hong Kong will become one of the first destinations to welcome El Al’s new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The Israeli national carrier has ordered 16 787s, the first of which is due to be delivered next month. And following initial deployments on the routes from Tel Aviv to London and New York, which will be launched in September and October 2017 respectively, El Al will then start flying its Dreamliner to Hong Kong.
Effective 18 March 2018, the Israeli flag carrier will deploy the 787-9 aircraft on its six weekly flights between Tel Aviv and Hong Kong, replacing the 777-200 aircraft that currently operates the route.
El Al has ordered nine 787-9s and seven smaller 787-8s, which will gradually replace its older long-haul aircraft including the 747s and 767s. The 787-9s will be able to seat 282 passengers in two cabins – 32 in business class and 250 in economy.
David Maimon, president & CEO of El Al, previously said that the Dreamliners would “take El Al to a new era, providing our passengers with an unparalleled flight experience”.