History was made at London Luton Airport on Tuesday 23rd March 2010 when the airport welcomed its first ever Boeing 777-200 type aircraft operating as a scheduled service.
Due to unprecedented demand, the twin engine aircraft was operated by Israel based carrier EL AL Israeli Airlines on their existing daily Tel Aviv service. This increased the daily seating capacity by nearly 50%*.
EL AL Israeli Airlines has now been operating from London Luton for nearly a year and has already carried over 75,000 passengers on the Tel Aviv / London Luton route.
Uri Danor, CEO UK & Northern Europe, EL AL Israeli Airlines, said, “EL AL is proud to be the first schedule carrier to operate the B777-200 into London Luton, especially when so many of our passengers want to get home for the holidays.”
He added, “We are sure that it will also attract more business passengers to London Luton in the future”
Simon Harley, Airline Manager, London Luton Airport, said, “We are pleased to welcome our first ever scheduled Boeing 777-200 aircraft and are delighted EL AL Israeli Airlines made this historic day happen.’
*Usually a Boeing 767 with 192 seats – changed to the Boeing 777 aircraft with 282 seats.