EL AL Completes First Upgrade of its 747-400 Jumbo Fleet

January 22, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
El Al Israel Airlines (ELAL.TA) is proud to announce this week the completion of the first upgrade to its fleet of 747-400 jumbos. As part of the upgrade on the first of four of the jumbo fleet, all classes for flights to Israel were enhanced to improve the overall décor and every seat now includes a personal entertainment system.

As part of the upgrade plan the entire fleet of 747-400 aircraft will be upgraded to provide an uncompromised level of comfort and service to all passengers no matter which choice of class is selected by customers. Economy class travelers will enjoy seats enhanced for comfort and entertainment whilst business class travelers will enjoy new spacious sleeper seats have been installed to give an unparalleled level of in-light comfort.

The first of the completed upgrades on the aircraft aptly named "Tel Aviv-Jaffa" will be used on the New York route with the recent inaugural flight taking place last week receiving impressive feedback from passengers. The second aircraft to receive the upgrade in the EL AL fleet (named Jerusalem, Haifa, Beer Sheva) will be ready for its first flight in April of this year and will join the airline's most recent acquisition, a fifth EL AL jumbo called Rishon LeZion. The new addition to the fleet will bring the number of long-haul aircraft fitted with enhanced seating and additional state-of-the-art facilities to eleven.

A spokesman for EL AL commented "Our aim is to provide our passengers with unrivalled comfort and luxury for all long-haul flights. Our customers are central to our success and as such it's important we listen to their needs and suggestions. This upgrade, the first of four on our 747-400 jumbo fleet is testimony to our focus on providing value and customer satisfaction."

"Fly to Israel with El Al and every passenger will now enjoy seats equipped with a socket for laptops and a sophisticated digital in-flight entertainment system that offers an wide variety of entertainment programming including a choice of children's entertainment features. Passengers traveling in any class of service will now experience a modernized, fresh in-flight décor, adding to an overall improved travel experience."

About EL AL
In 2008, ELAL Celebrates 60 years of service as Israel's National Airline Carrier, offering the most nonstop flights between New York (JFK/Newark) and Israel as well as the only nonstop air service from Los Angeles. Across the World, EL AL flies to more than 40 destinations from Israel. Only EL AL has 1st Class service on nonstop flights between the U.S.A. and Israel. The airline has annual revenues of approximately $1.93 billion and carries more than 1.8 million passengers every year.

EL AL embodies Israel's values of innovation and caring and the promise of a genuine Israeli welcome. Your Israel experience begins with EL AL and warm Israeli hospitality. Israeli flight attendants will make you feel at home, the best trained Israeli pilots will take you to and from Israel and passengers enjoy enhanced in-flight dining with freshly prepared healthy meals.