The Boeing 787-9 touched down in Tel Aviv at August, 23th following a nonstop, 6,746 mile delivery flight from Paine Field, adjacent to Boeing’s factory in Everett, Wash.
“It is the highlight in the ongoing renewal of the EL AL fleet, which started a year and a half ago when we decided to order 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. We are happy to embark on a new journey with our first Dreamliner”, said EL AL Chief Executive Officer David Maimon.
The Boeing 787 is a family of technologically advanced airplanes with new features. In addition to bringing big-jet ranges to midsize airplanes, the 787 will provide EL AL with unmatched fuel efficiency and environmental performance, using 20 to 25 percent less fuel and with 20 to 25 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes it replaces.
“The 787 Dreamliner will play a key role in the renewal of EL AL’s fleet and growing its network worldwide as it ushers in a new era for the airline, its employees and its customers around the globe”, said Ray Conner, vice chairman, The Boeing Company.
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.