The airline also placed options for 18 of the Boeing planes and seven A380s.
The company, which is in the process of replacing its Boeing 747-400 fleet, said the A350, the 787 and Boeing's 777 would be considered for further orders.
The total list price for the firm orders, including engines, is US$8.2 billion (EUR5.8 billion) for the airframe and engines.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge