British Airways’ services between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv receive a major up-grade from this Sunday (March 29).
The airline will be introducing its award-winning First class “flying beds”, Club World and World Traveller service on the route in place of the existing Club Europe and Euro Traveller, with bigger and roomier Boeing 777s taking over from Boeing 767s.
The move reflects customer demand for an intercontinental-style in-flight service on the route, rather than a shorthaul style of service.
The change will mean a switch of arrival and departure points at Heathrow, moving across the airport from Terminal 1 to the airport’s newest passenger terminal, Terminal 4. This will make transfers easier for passengers travelling to or from other British Airways longhaul destinations, such as the USA, which are also based at Terminal 4.
The official launch of this improved level of service will be attended by the Vice-Premier and Minister of Tourism of Israel, Moshe Katzav.
Nira Dror, British Airways’ Manager for Israel, said: “This is the most significant thing to happen to the Israel route in the last 50 years. With the millennium around the corner, a longhaul service will make Israel an even more attractive destination.”