Tel Aviv - El Al said goodbye to its last Boeing 767 with a water cannon salute on Sunday, February 3rd.
The aircraft, a 767-300ER with the registration 4X-EAJ, was used for the last time on a scheduled flight from Milan Malpensa to Tel Aviv.
The Boeing 767s had been in service with the Israeli flag carrier for more than 36 years. The first six 767-200 was followed by seven 767-300ER over time. The 767-300ERs of the company have now been replaced by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
The departure of the 767s is part of a major fleet renewal strategy at El Al. The company will also retire its Boeing 747s by the end of this year. After that, the all-Boeing fleet of Israeli carrier will only consist of the Boeing 787s, 777s, and 737s.