EL AL has invested more than $320 million USD in purchasing 6 of the most advanced and sophisticated aircraft in the world. The first will land in October 2013, the second one in December and by early 2016 four more of these planes will arrive to provide a new and state-of-the-art flight experience for travelers to Europe.
For Economy Class, EL AL purchased the Pinnacle slim, lightweight seats from B/E Aerospace, produced with new technology and with ergonomic cushions for maximum comfort wqith Business Class will be equipped with the Millennium seats, also produced by B/E Aerospace. The airplane offers 16 Business Class seats and 156 Economy Class seats.
To create a work – and leisure – supportive environment, passengers will have electric outlets and USB connections available near their seats.
EL AL CEO Elyezer Shkedy: told TravelPlus “The anticipated arrival of EL AL’s new 737-900ER planes marks the high point of the airline’s re-equipping and fleet renewal. The purchase positions the airline at the forefront of international technology and is expected to create a significant breakthrough in passenger service and flight experience. Our investment in the new modern Economy Class seats and in a sophisticated entertainment system that will be launched in the coming months is in line with the target we set for ourselves – to provide the best product and most advanced service for passengers and thus retain EL AL’s status as the preferred airline for flights to and from Israel.”
The 737-900ER aircraft will be operated in a unique configuration: 172 seats two Service Classes: 16 Business Class seats and 156 Economy Class seats
Business Class Seats – The designated spacious Millennium Business Class seats offer full comfort with a 44-inch pitch. All seats are outfitted with electric outlets and USB connections.
Economy Class Seats – First time ever on an EL AL fleet, slim and lightweight Pinnacle seats produced with state-of-the-art technology, featuring ergonomic cushions for maximum comfort. The comfortable Economy Class seats offer the passenger comfortable space with a back seat pocket located on the upper part of the seat.
Inflight Entertainment – With the introduction of the new aircraft, EL AL will launch an entertainment system based on new technology.
Interior Design – Modern atmospheric lighting that changes during the flight, especially large and spacious luggage bins and new interior design.
The new aircraft will operate to/from EL AL’s European destinations.