El Al Israel Airlines (ELAL.TA: Quote, Profile , Research) expects to have Boeing Co.'s (BA.N: Quote, Profile , Research) 787 Dreamliner jets in its fleet by 2011 to gradually replace its ageing long-range 767 aircraft, company officials said on Tuesday.
When asked whether El Al would consider buying planes from Airbus, a unit of EADS (EAD.PA: Quote, Profile , Research), El Al Chairman Israel Borovich said: "There is a chance not just for Airbus but also for Embraer. The discussions are only economical. We have no commitment to anyone, only to ourselves."
Honestly, with such a comment as above one clearly has to say that El Al has made up its mind and Airbus isn´t standing any chance in the long-haul contest. Interesting only to know that there is a narrow-body campaign going on as well, otherwise the Embraer remark doesn´t make any sense. Still, Embraer vs Airbus seems to be a bit odd as well.