EL AL Israel Airlines has announced the acquisition of 16 new Dreamliner aircraft with an investment of more than USD$1.25 billion.

The first of the Boeing Dreamliner 787’s will join the airline’s renewed fleet next month and, starting in September, the Dreamliner will operate flights to Europe. At the end of October it will be gradually integrated into the airline’s long-haul destinations in North America and the Far East.

David Maimon, CEO & President of the airline, said: “I am proud to announce that following a year and a half of major preparations by all of us in anticipation of the new Dreamliner’s arrival, EL AL is embarking on new era. The expected arrival of the new 787 aircraft will be the peak of our renewal momentum, creating a revolution in customer experience across all flight interfaces.”

The 16 modern Dreamliner aircraft will gradually be phased in by 2020 and replace the existing 747-400 and 767-300 fleets.

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