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Daily Israel Report

El Al Presents Its New 737-900 Jet

National carrier initially ordered six 737-900 jets. Boeing announces today it has ordered 2 more.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 10/24/2013, 9:57 PM

737-900 interior
737-900 interior
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Israel's national airline, El Al, is presenting to the public its new Boeing 737-900 jets.

Boeing announced Thursday that El Al has ordered two more Boeing 737-900 jets, the higher-capacity, longer-range version of its popular single-aisle jetliner.

The order for the 737-900 is valued at $192.2 million at list prices, but airlines can negotiate a lower price.

El Al, which operates an all-Boeing fleet of nearly 40 planes, previously ordered six 737-900s, saying it had paid $320 million to buy them.

Boeing delivered the first of those planes on October 9 to the Israeli flag carrier, which was established in 1948.

"This order is the latest chapter in a partnership between Boeing and El Al that stretches back to the foundation of Israel, and it is a sense of enormous pride to the entire company that such a prestigious airline continues to operate an all-Boeing fleet," said Todd Nelp, vice president of sales for Europe, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.