The first ever Boeing 777-200 aircraft touched down at Luton Airport last Tuesday (March 23rd) following EL AL’s Israeli Airlines’ flight from Tel Aviv.
Boosting seating capacity by almost 50 per cent, the carrier was persuaded to introduce the aircraft on its daily flights to Tel Aviv from Luton after it experienced unprecedented demand from passengers.
EL AL chief executive officer in the UK and northern Europe Uri Danor said that airline is "proud" to be the first carrier to use a B777-200 at London Luton.
"We are sure that it will also attract more business passengers to London Luton in the future," he commented.
El AL’s route between London and Tel Aviv has been in operation for almost a year and has so far accommodated more than 75,000 passengers.
The B777-200 , with 282 seats, replaces the B767, which has a capacity of 192.
Meanwhile, cheap flights carrier Blue Air commenced new flights to Romania from the airport last Sunday (March 28th).