EL AL: new 787-8 Dreamliner and first flight with sustainable fuel

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A double blow for EL AL, Israel’s national airline, which announced the arrival of its fourth Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner and its first flight fueled with SAF or sustainable fuel.

This new aircraft, named after the city “Nof HaGalil”, joins EL AL’s Dreamliner fleet currently consisting of 16 aircraft of this type, i.e. twelve 787-9 And four 787-8s. The aircraft offers three classes of service: Business, Premium and Economy and will operate long-haul flights to North America, Europe and the Far East. For its maiden voyage, the plane was welcomed on Tuesday August 1 during a traditional “water salute” ceremony at theBen Gurion airport after a direct flight from the Boeing factories in Seattle to Tel Aviv.

This date marks “another turning point in history” of EL AL as it is the first flight using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). “This event positions EL AL at the forefront of global airlines in terms of sustainability and reducing emissions. greenhouse gas »says the press release from the Israeli company.

The arrival of this new 787-8 Dreamliner in the EL AL fleet is an integral part of the company’s strategic plan to expand and rejuvenate the company’s aircraft, to offer an improved flight experience and allow better energy efficiency.

The EL AL fleet is made up of 45 Boeing aircraft: 15 Dreamliner 787s, 24 Boeing 737s and 6 Boeing 777s. Three service class cabins are offered: Business, Premium, and Economy. EL AL flies more than 5.8 million passengers each year, to 36 destinations in direct flights around the world, and thousands of connections thanks to codeshare or codeshare agreements with other airlines.

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