EL AL Proudly Presents a Pampering Flight Experience on its Newly Upgraded Jumbos
In the summer of 2007 EL AL received two new Boeing 777 aircraft, the most advanced of their kind in the world. The new aircraft, Sderot and Kiryat Shmona, positioned EL AL at the forefront of international technology and represented a step up in passenger service and flight experience.
The arrival of these aircraft constituted the benchmark for the upgrade and renewal project of the 777 fleet that was completed a few months ago. In December 2008, EL AL received a Boeing 747-400 Jumbo aircraft, named for the city Rishon LeZion. The plane was purchased from Singapore Airlines. It has been fitted with bed-seats and features an entertainment system based on VOD technology.
With the completion of the upgrade process of the 747 planes, EL AL passengers on long-range flights now enjoy a fleet of 11 large aircraft of a uniformly high standard offering an upgraded flight experience.
The process of upgrading the Jumbo aircraft that began last month includes installation of bed-seats in the premium Classes, replacement of upholstery in Economy Class and a general upgrade of the passenger cabins in all Classes. The following aircraft that were included in the upgrade process: the Tel Aviv-Jaffa, the Beer Sheva , the Haifa, and the Jerusalem, all named for Israel’s large central cities.
Premium Classes – First Class and EL AL Platinum
The new seats in the premium Classes recline to flat beds, affording maximal sleep comfort. The seat can be adjusted to many different sitting and sleeping positions to suit each passenger's preference. The comfortable seat environment includes personal storage compartments for eyeglasses, books, magazines and the like.
In First Class, every seat offers seclusion and privacy provided by a shell-like partition. Each seat is equipped with a personal, especially large screen for quality viewing and enjoyment as well as personal lighting. The comfort, combined with quality personal service by a crew of skilled flight attendants, affords a perfect flight experience.
EL AL Platinum:
The seats provide an exceptionally comfortable flight experience, enabling passengers to sleep in comfort and to awake refreshed.
Advanced ergonomic seats offer maximal space and comfort. The seats are equipped with adjustable headrests for passenger comfort. In addition, all passengers will soon have the option of connecting their laptop computers to an electric outlet at the seat.
Inflight Entertainment Experience:
EL AL upgraded the entertainment experience in the 747-400 aircraft, and installed digital systems, affording high quality viewing as well as doubling the content broadcast inflight.
Six entertainment channels are on tap for passenger enjoyment:
Keshet Channel – Channel 2 News and a selection of Keshet programs
Movie Channel – Four channels offer passengers a choice of eight films.
Entertainment Channel – A selection of Emmy winning series as well as programs for families and children, sports programs and more.