El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. today retired its oldest plane, a Boeing 767, which acquired 95,000 flight hours since entering service in 1984. The plane operated on El Al's routes to North America, Europe, South Africa, and the Far East. The plane was sold to another airline.
El Al is due to retire its remaining 767s and 757s soon. El Al currently operates 40 planes, 14 of them through leases.
El Al CEO Elazar Shkedi said, "As part of this policy, El Al decided to retire its older Boeing 757s and 767s, which have served it for many years. The airline will invest in the newest planes for its passengers. We recently bought four new 737-900s, which will soon join the fleet."