El Al plane 248, 88.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])
El Al, the country's national airline, has completed the first of four 747-400 El Al jumbo aircraft, named Tel Aviv-Jaffa, as part of the airline's ongoing fleet renewal program. The newly upgraded jumbo, which will be utilized on the New York (JFK/Newark) route, features state-of-the-art sleeper seats in first and business class as well as enhanced seats in economy. Every seat on the plane is now also equipped with an electronic socket for laptops and a sophisticated digital in-flight entertainment system that offers an even wider variety of programming. Passengers traveling in any class of service will now experience a modernized, fresh in-flight dÃ©cor.
A similar upgrade project on three other 747- 400 jumbo aircraft in the EL AL fleet (named Jerusalem, Haifa, Beer Sheva) will be completed in April of this year and will join the airline's most recent acquisition, a fifth El Al jumbo called Rishon LeZion bringing the total number of long-haul aircraft that are equipped with new state-of-the-art amenities in the airline's fleet to eleven.