July 9, 2019
4X-ELB(El Al Israel Airlines) retirement from fleet and stored at TLV after last flight flew from New York to Tel Aviv (LY4) on July 8, 2019 (Arrived in TLV on July 9, 2019)
4X-ELB was delivered to El Al on May 27, 1994. and it flew about 25 years and 2 month on their fleet.
El Al was announced that all of 747-400 aircraft retirement until end of October 2019. They got some of 787-9 and they replaced for 747-400s.
4X-ELB is the first retirement aircraft which is original ordered by El Al. Actually 4X-ELE (ex Singapore Airlines) was retirement from fleet on December 2017 and it was broken up at TLV confirmed on January 2019.
I guess 4X-ELB will also broken up at TLV in the future.
4X-ELB – Boeing 747-458 – El Al Israel Airlines / Delivered on May 27, 1994