19 JUNE 2017
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A new Business Class and Premium Economy seats are being introduced by El Al when the first of 16 Boeing B787 Dreamliners it has on order joins the fleet in August.
Starting in September, the Dreamliner 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 new Business Class, which the airline says will offer maximum comfort and privacy, will feature advanced seats by Recaro that convert into 2m fully-flat beds while the new Premium Economy cabin will offer 38in of legroom.
Economy Class will be configured 3+3+3, with a total of 222 seats offering 31in of legroom and 5in reclines, except for 15 seats which will have 30in of legroom.
A new advanced entertainment system by Panasonic will provide HD screens to all passengers, and El Al says high-speed internet will be launched on the B787 next year. The Dreamliners are replacing El Al’s B747-400s and B767-300s over the next three years.
President and CEO David Maimon said: “El Al is embarking on new era. The 787 will be the peak of our renewal momentum, creating a revolution in customer experience across all flight interfaces.”
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Barry Graham, Washington, DC
It's a shame that El Al hasn't learned as some other airlines have, that installing HD screens is a waste of money, people are perfectly willing to use their own. I don't actually want my children to be able to see movies on the plane and neither do many of the other passengers that use El Al.