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EL AL Orders 4 Boeing 737-900ERs

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EL AL has ordered four Next-Generation Boeing 737-900ERs with reserve options for future aircraft. The four-airplane order is valued at approximately $343.2 million at current list prices.

Boeing will deliver EL AL's new Next-Generation 737-900ERs with the all-new 737 Boeing Sky Interior.

EL AL's 737-900ERs will also incorporate a package of performance improvements that will reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions by 2% making the airplane a full 7% more efficient than the first Next-Generation 737s delivered.

The Boeing 737-900ER is the newest member of the Next-Generation 737 airplane family. It can seat up to 215 passengers in a single- class configuration and has a range of up to 3,265 nautical miles (6,045 km).

Elyezer Shkedy, Chief Executive Officer, EL AL said, "These additional airplanes will help us expand our fleet to meet the growing demand from our customers. We will use the Boeing 737-900ERs to replace the current fleet of 757-200s and to serve the growing markets in our network. The 737 family of aircraft provide outstanding performance and the lowest in the industry operating costs per seat mile." 

EL AL currently operates 41 routes to 27 countries.

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