Boeing and El Al Israel Airlines on June 21, 2017 finalized an order for three 787 Dreamliners at the 2017 Paris Air Show, firming up additional commitments originally announced in 2015.
Valued at more than $729 million at current list prices, the order includes two 787-8s and one 787-9. EL AL now has six unfilled orders for 787s, with lease agreements in place for a further seven Dreamliners.
El Al has been an all-Boeing carrier since taking delivery of its first new Boeing airplane in 1961 and currently operates a fleet of more than 40 airplanes including Next-Generation 737s, 747s, 767s and 777s. The Tel Aviv based carrier is set to take delivery of its first 787-9 later this summer.
El Al Israel Airlines (Tel Aviv) reported a record third quarter net profit of $936 million, up from a net profit of only $10.1 million in the same quarter a year ago. The change was a direct result of lower fuel costs.
Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and El Al Israel Airlines (Tel Aviv) agreed on an order today for up to nine 787 Dreamliners, valued at more than $2.2 billion at current list prices. Three of the orders will be added to Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website on November 5 and the remainder will be posted as further contractual requirements are finalized.
El Al will also lease six additional 787s from independent leasing companies as the Israeli-flag carrier looks to replace and grow its existing long-haul fleet, increasing capacity and providing greater route flexibility to and from its hub at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv.
El Al has been an all-Boeing carrier since taking delivery of its first Boeing airplane in 1961 and currently operates a fleet of 22 737s, seven 747s, seven 767s and six 777s.
Boeing is pleased that El Al Israel Airlines has announced its intent to purchase and lease up to 15 787 Dreamliners, with purchase rights for 13 additional airplanes. When finalized, the order will be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.
El Al Israel Airlines (Tel Aviv) and Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) today (March 12) celebrated a major milestone with the delivery of the airline’s 50th airplane purchased from Boeing – a Next-Generation 737-900 ER.
Boeing 737-958 ER 4X-EHD (msn 41555) was officially handed over yesterday (March 11).
The delivery is the fifth 737-900 ER for the airline following an order placed for eight between 2011 and 2013. Since taking delivery in 1961 of its first new Boeing airplane, a 707-420, EL AL’s fleet has expanded to include an all-Boeing fleet consisting of 21 737s, seven 747s, six 767s and six 777s.
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. The first, Boeing 737-958 ER 4X-EHA (msn 41552), is seen at Amsterdam.
American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) is expanding its codeshare relationship with El Al Israel Airlines (Tel Aviv). According to Airline Route, American on December 18 added its AA code on the following El Al European routes:
Tel Aviv – Amsterdam
Tel Aviv – Barcelona
Tel Aviv – Frankfurt
Tel Aviv – London (Heathrow)
Tel Aviv – Milan (Malpensa)
Tel Aviv – Munich
Tel Aviv – Paris (CDG)
Tel Aviv – Rome (Fiumicino)
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-958 ER WL 4X-EHA (msn 41552) of El Al taxies at Amsterdam.
American Airlines aircraft slide show (current livery):