EL AL introduced the Boeing 747 in 1971, purchased another in 1973 and gradually began to phase-out the 707 and 720Bs. The last 707 was retired in 1992. The video below shows a 1988 takeoff from Ben-Gurion Airport.

EL AL continues to boast an all-Boeing fleet, the newest members of which are the 16 fuel-efficient Dreamliners, to be gradually phased in by 2020 to replace the existing 747-400 and 767-300 fleets. These aircraft will be joining the company’s new 737-900 aircraft, already operating short hauls to Europe.

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