Boeing Co. has delivered El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.’s first next-generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplane. The delivery is the first of six 737-900ERs the Israeli carrier has on order and is the latest addition to EL AL’s all-Boeing fleet.
El Al president and CEO Elyezer Shkedy said, “The purchase of the Boeing 737-900ER aircraft marks the high point of El Al’s re-equipping and fleet renewal impetus. This positions El Al at the forefront of international aviation technology, further elevating El Al’s in-flight experience.”
He added, “Our investment in the new modern economy class seats and in a sophisticated entertainment system, that will be launched in the coming months, is in line with the target we set for ourselves – to provide the best product and most advanced service for passengers and thus retain El Al’s status as the most preferred airline for flights to and from Israel.”
The Boeing 737-900ER is the newest member of the Next-Generation 737 airplane family. It has the highest capacity and lowest seat-mile cost of Boeing’s single-aisle family and fits into EL AL’s existing short and medium-haul fleet of Next-Generation 737-700s and 737-800s.
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