The naming procedure is done by committee at El Al, which will probably meet up again soon, as the airline recently purchased 15 new planes. Israel says that “We are a small country, and we don’t have hundreds of cities, so maybe we’ll go into villages next, or we’ll name them after people that had a lot of influence on Israel life, who knows?”
- That plane you’re sitting on isn’t an anonymous hunk of metal. It has a name, thank you very much.
- Not all airlines name their aircraft, but those that do take the business (mostly) very seriously.
- Virgin America has a less lofty approach when naming its planes, though the monikers are no less an expression of the company’s brand.
“Whenever the airline chooses a new place to honor on a plane, there’s an unveiling ceremony in the corresponding city.”