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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.

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.

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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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El Al finalizes its order for up to nine Boeing 787 Dreamliners

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.

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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.

Image: Boeing.

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El Al to order and lease up to 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

El Al Israel Airlines (Tel Aviv) intends to become a new Boeing 787 operator.

El Al logo (LRW)

Boeing has issued this statement:

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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.

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