El Al Israel Airlines will retire its remaining three Boeing 747-400s by the end of October, the carrier said July 16. A fourth 747-400 was phased out July 9 after completing a flight from New York. That aircraft was in service with the carrier for 25 years and made 11,000 flights. El Al has been a 747 operator since 1971, when it took delivery of two 747-200s. The 747-400s are being replaced by 787-9s. The carrier took delivery of its 11th 787-9 on July 14 and expects five more by ...

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