Israel’s El Al ends Boeing 747 operations written by WOFA A file image of an El Al Boeing 747. (Airlinerwatch) After 48 years of active service with the Boeing’s iconic jumbo jet, Israel’s national airline El Al said goodbye to its 747 fleet with a special event. On November 3 2019, an El Al Boeing 747 took off from Rome at 1000 local time and flew a special route over the Mediterranean Sea. Full version is only available for members. Access the world's best aviation journalism by becoming a Member now. Unlock this article (5 free articles left) Professional Unlimited access to WOFA $70/year Join now Six World of Aviation magazines delivered to you, plus unrestricted access to features and exclusive content on the WOFA website Casual Weekly access to TheWOFA.com 99c/week Join now Unrestricted access to magazine features and exclusive content on the WOFA website I'm already a member Boeing 747El Al 3 comments 1 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest WOFA previous post Ryanair hopes to receive first Boeing 737 MAX 200 in March/April 2020 next post Air France to choose between A350 and 787 to replace A380s 3 comments Roy Fordham November 6, 2019 - 1:29 pm Very sad to see, and hear of the Boeing withdrawal of the “747”, a superb safe and reliable Boeing product, however it proved its reliability from its first entry into service with many Airlines around the world, I am here to state that in my honest opinion, it was the very best and safest passenger airplane ever produced, my air travelling days will be few now 88yrs young, but the ‘747’ will always be remembered by me as the the air travellers best choice of long distance travel. Reply Peter Tsilioris November 6, 2019 - 6:39 pm The Queen of the Skies very sad indeed not seeing the 747. My favourite the classic-200 many trips and memories and sometimes take offs and landings in the cockpit. Dominant aircraft for many years from first flight 09-Feb-1969, serial number 001. Farewell Boeing 747. Reply SATHEESAN NAIR November 7, 2019 - 4:23 am I am also saddened by withdrawal of B747 fro Israli Air line. I AM A FAN OF 747 Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.