Category Archives: El Al Israel Airlines

El Al tentatively schedules the last Boeing 747 flight

Last revenue flight to be on March 31, 2019: Bangkok - Tel Aviv

El Al Israel Airlines, according to Airline Route, is currently planning to operate the last Boeing 747-400 revenue flight on March 31, 2019. The last flight is currently scheduled on the Bangkok (BKK) – Tel Aviv (TLV) route.

Copyright Photo: El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 747-458 4X-ELD (msn 29328) LHR (Keith Burton). Image: 911506.

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Two airliners collide on the ramp at Tel Aviv

Germania flight ST 4915 with Boeing 737-76J D-ABLB (msn 36115) was being pushed back from the gate at Tel Aviv today (March 28) when it collided with a parked El Al Boeing 767-3Q8 ER EX-EAK (msn 27600) operating flight LY 385. Both aircraft sustained substantial damage when the 737 tail struck the horizontal stabilizer of the 767.

There were no reported injuries. Both flights were cancelled.

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El Al to start nonstop flights to San Francisco, will drop the UP brand

"Rishon Lezion", delivered on October 8, 2017

El Al Israel Airlines (Tel Aviv) announced today it will begin nonstop service from Tel Aviv to San Francisco in the fourth quarter of 2018. The new route will operate three days a week with the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. El Al will compete against United Airlines.

El Al is planning to add more new long-range routes as more Dreamliners are delivered. El Al has 16 on order.

In other news, El Al is discontinuing its lower fare Up by El Al service to five destinations in Europe. The Up brand will be retired in 2018 and all European flights will be operated under the El Al brand.

The last Up-branded flight will be October 14, 2018. On October 15, 2018 all flights will be operated as El Al flights.

Up offers inexpensive flights to five main European destinations – Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Larnaca and Kiev.

El Al start Up service on March 30, 2014.

The Boeing 737 fleet is also being refurbished and is expected to be finished in 2019.

Top Copyright Photo: El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner 4X-EDB (msn 42117) LHR (SPA). Image: 940341.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Up by El Al (El Al Israel Airlines) Boeing 737-804 WL 4X-EKM (msn 30465) MUC (Arnd Wolf). Image: 922116.

Up by El Al (El Al Israel Airlines) Boeing 737-804 WL 4X-EKM (msn 30465) MUC (Arnd Wolf). Image: 922116.

El Al restores the Miami route

El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 777-258 ER 4X-ECF (msn 36084) LHR (SPA). Image: 935918.

El Al Israel Airlines on November 1, 2017 restored the nonstop Tel Aviv – Miami route. This time, the route will be operated three a week with Boeing 777-200 ER aircraft.

Copyright Photo: El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 777-258 ER 4X-ECF (msn 36084) LHR (SPA). Image: 935918.

 

El Al takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

The first El Al Boeing 787 Dreamliner, delivered on August 22, 2017, named "Ashdod"

El Al Israel Airlines (Tel Aviv) on August 22, 2017 took delivery of its first of 16 new 282-seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The new Dreamliners will eventually replace the aging Boeing 747-400s and 767-300s.

The new type will be introduced on September 12, 2017 on the Tel Aviv – London (Heathrow) route followed by Tel Aviv – Newark route on October 29, 2017.

Tel Aviv – Hong Kong service will follow on March 18, 2018.

The pictured 4X-EDA is named “Ashdod”.

Boeing issued this statement:

Boeing, El Al Israel Airlines and Air Lease Corporation (ALC) are celebrating the delivery of the carrier’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on August 22, 2017.

El Al leased the airplane through an agreement with Air Lease Corporation.

The 787-9 touched down in Tel Aviv the following day following a nonstop, 6,746 mile (10,856 km.) delivery flight from Paine Field, adjacent to Boeing’s factory in Everett, Wash.

 

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.

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Top Copyright Photo: El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner 4X-EDA (msn 63548) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 939092. All other photos by El Al.

El Al finalizes its order for three additional Boeing 787 Dreamliners

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.

Image: Boeing.

El Al reports a record third quarter net profit

El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 777-258 ER 4X-ECC (msn 30833) LHR (SPA). Image: 930028.

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.

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Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 777-258 ER 4X-ECC (msn 30833) arrives in London at Heathrow Airport.

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