EL AL Israel Airlines finalize order for three additional 787 Dreamliners

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 21, 2017 10:57

EL AL Israel Airlines finalize order for three additional 787 Dreamliners

EL AL Israel Airlines has 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.

“Firming up these three 787 Dreamliners that were part of the 787 deal announced in 2015 is an important step in the continuity of our relationship between EL AL and Boeing,” said David Maimon, president and chief executive officer, EL AL Israel Airlines. “The Dreamliner is the most innovative and efficient aircraft ever built and will take EL AL to a new era, providing our passengers with an unparalleled flight experience.”

“We look forward to delivering EL AL’s first Dreamliner in August and are honored that it continues to place its confidence in our products,” said Ray Conner, vice chairman, The Boeing Company.  “We have a special relationship with EL AL that spans more than half a century and are certain that the 787 is the right airplane to usher in a new era for EL AL and its customers, providing new world class passenger comfort, more range, capacity and flexibility from its base in Tel Aviv.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 21, 2017 10:57