El Al Israel Airlines announced that it will make enhancements to its first- and business-class cabins on four of its Boeing 747-400 aircraft. The airline expects the upgrades to be completed by May of this year.
The planes currently operate flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Tel Aviv.
The fully lie-flat seats in first class will be outfitted with Hollandia mattresses, made with Tempur and covered with aloe vera fabric. Meanwhile, seats in business class will feature an increase in seat pitch, as well as new upholstery and seat cushions.
El Al’s 747-400 aircraft are equipped with eight fully lie-flat seats in first class, 47 angled lie-flat seats in business class that recline to 177°, 24 seats in economy plus, and 324 seats in economy. First-class seats have a pitch of 79” and a width of 21”. Business-class seats have a pitch of 76-77” and a width of 20″.
In addition, the airline will add new in-flight dining options for business- and first-class passengers.
CORRECTION – March 24, 2014
The original version of this story incorrectly stated some of the aircraft’s seat specifications, and has since been updated.
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