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El Al takes delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner

El Al takes delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner

El Al Israel Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the first of 16 on order.

The 787-9, leased through an agreement with Air Lease Corporation, touched down in Tel Aviv following a non-stop flight of 6,746 miles from Paine Field, adjacent to Boeing’s factory in Everett, Washington.

El Al chief executive officer, David Maimon says: “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.”

Boeing Company vice chairman, Ray Conner says: “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.”

Boeing says the 787 uses 20 – 25 per cent less fuel and produces 20 – 25 per cent fewer emissions than the aircraft it replaces.

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