EL AL is to add a pair of B777-200ER aircraft to its fleet, after making a decision to stay as a dedicated Boeing operator.
The aircraft are expected to replace B747s on the non-stop New York – Tel Aviv service.
Configured three-class, flight time is expected to be around 10 hours 30 minutes.
El Al was known to be considering a four-engine Airbus A340 as against the B777 twin, but clearly high fuel costs have swung in the Seattle assembled aircraft’s favour.
Other news from Israel is that Delta is to introduce a non-stop service to Ben Gurion from Atlanta next spring. Boeing 777s will be used.