El Al Israel Airlines has signed a firm order for three Boeing 787s, is finalizing a contract for another six direct from the manufacturer, and will lease a further six of the type. Announcing the deal on Oct. 29, Boeing valued the nine directly sourced aircraft at more than $2.2 billion at list prices. The aircraft will be used to replace and grow El Al’s long-haul fleet. “Our agreement to purchase 787 Dreamliners is a significant step forward in the optimization of our route ...

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