El Al to begin fourth Mumbai-Tel Aviv flight


Mumbai : El Al Israel Airlines will introduce a fourth weekly Mumbai-Tel Aviv from October, it was announced Sunday.

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The new flight, to be operated by Boeing-767ER (extended range) aircraft, will depart Mumbai Sunday mornings.

"Sunday is the first working day of the business week in Israel and therefore, this flight schedule is most suitable for business travel," an airline statement said.

"El Al continues to be the most preferred airline for elite business travellers and Indian diamond merchants, who do not like to compromise by travelling on indirect routes," it added.

In its endeavour to meet the "highest standards of excellence", El Al is investing greatly in renewing and upgrading its equipment and infrastructure, the airline said.

This has included acquiring new aircraft, refurbishing business class seats,enhancing its frequent flyer programmes, and launching a new express track service that allows passengers to check in from the comfort of their homes.

The airline is also investing in design and upgrade of service areas and its prestigious King David lounges around the world.

Towards this, the Boeing-767ER aircraft on the India route will now be,installed with digital servers enabling improved viewing quality and enrichment of content matter in in-flight entertainment, the airline said.

Master chefs from Israel and chefs from Mumbai's Taj SATS Air Catering Ltd. have paid close attention to preparing meals to suit the Indian and Israeli palette, it added.