Video: Boeing 747-400 EL AL (4X-ELE), in Bucharest
Today, 4 October 2015, THE AL operated flights LY573 / ELY573 and LY574 / ELY574 (Tel Aviv - Bucharest - Tel Aviv) by aircraft Boeing 747-400 EL AL (4X-ELE). Another proof that the “Henri Coandă” Bucharest International Airport is ready to host large aircraft.
It's not the first time a jumbo jet arrives in Bucharest. There are other airlines that operate cargo or passenger flights with this type of aircraft. On 22 February 2015, a Boeing 747-400F landed in Bucharest.
Boeing 747-400 EL AL (4X-ELE)
We do not know why EL AL chose to fly with jumbo jet in Bucharest, but there is probably a higher demand from passengers and most likely more cargo.
According to information provided by Cristian Dumitru, the flights operated today with 747-400 had a good load factor. On the Tel Aviv - Bucharest flight, there were 206 passengers (51% LF). There were 341 passengers on the return flight (83% LF).
The aircraft is 21 years old. It operated its first flight on 12-10-94 and joined the Singapore Airlines fleet on 28-10-94. He joined the EL AL fleet on 28-10-2008. It is powered by 4 Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. It is configured in 3 classes: 8 places in First Class, 49 in Business and 348 places in Economy Class.
(Photo: Mihai Voiculescu / Ghitescu Constantin and Adrian Rădulescu / Photo cover: David Dav)