June 21, 2017 / 9:51 AM / 6 months ago

El Al to buy 3 more Boeing Dreamliners for $729 mln

JERUSALEM, June 21 (Reuters) - El Al Israel Airlines is buying three more Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal worth more than $729 million, firming up additional commitments made in 2015, the companies said on Wednesday.

The order includes two 787-8s and one 787-9. Israel’s flag carrier now has six unfilled orders for 787s, with lease agreements in place for a further seven Dreamliners.

El Al expects the first of an eventual 16 Dreamliners to arrive in August. (Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch)

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