First Dreamliner lands in Israel

First El Al 'Dreamliner' plane lands in Israel; US Ambassador David Friedman welcomes it to Israel.

Hezki Baruch, | updated: 11:16

El Al Dreamliner
El Al Dreamliner
El Al spokesperson

El Al's first Dreamliner plane, a Boeing 787-9, landed on Wednesday morning at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, after a 14-hour flight from Boeing's Everett, Washington, factory.

Greeting the new plane were thousands of people, including government ministers, Knesset members, and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

A special ceremony was held.

The Dreamliner will begin flying to Europe in September. In October, it will gradually begin flying long-haul to North America and the Far East.