Israel is a republic in south-western Asia that was formed in 1948 as a Jewish state in the historic region of Palestine. Located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, Israel is bordered on the north by Lebanon, on the northeast by Syria, on the east by Jordan, and on the southwest by Egypt. Its southernmost tip extends to the Gulf of Aqaba, an arm of the Red Sea. Israel's isolated position as a Jewish state surrounded by Arab and predominantly Islamic countries has influenced nearly every aspect of its foreign relations, demography, and economic policy throughout its history

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Country aircraft registration code = 4X

24 Jan 2018

Avitour Air Services was a subsidiary of Marom Aviation Services. Air-taxi and charter operations were undertaken, and since Feb1964 scheduled services were operated linking Tel-Aviv and Eilat with Haifa [added]

06 Jan 2018

In Jan2018 it was announced that El Al are to discontinue the Up brand. The airline will cease operations in the second quarter of 2018 and all flights and aircraft will return to El Al [updated]

07 Jul 2017 

El Al to merge Sun dOr with Israir to meet low-cost competition [news]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Aeroel Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ROL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aeroel Airways established in Nov1992 & operations started in Sep1993

Arkia Inland Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1950 - 1950*
Airline Code : IZ : AIZ
Genealogy : Arkia Inland Airlines >Eilata Airlines >Aviron >Arkia Israeli Airlines
Comments : Arkia Israeli Airline was formed as Arkia Inland Airlines in 1949, renamed to Eilata Airlines & to Aviron and then to Arkia Inland Airlines in 1949. Again to Arkia Israeli Airlines. Started operations on 30Jun1950

Arkia Israeli Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1980* - date
Airline Code : IZ : AIZ
Genealogy : Arkia Inland Airlines >Eilata Airlines >Aviron >Arkia Israeli Airlines
Comments : Arkia Israeli Airline was formed as Arkia Inland Airlines in 1949, renamed to Eilata Airlines & to Aviron and then to Arkia Inland Airlines in 1949. Again to Arkia Israeli Airlines. Started operations on 30Jun1950

Aviation Services   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1972* - 1980*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aviation Services >>Arkia Israeli Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Aviron   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Arkia Inland Airlines >Eilata Airlines >Aviron >Arkia Israeli Airlines
Comments : Arkia Israeli Airline was formed as Arkia Inland Airlines in 1949, renamed to Eilata Airlines & to Aviron and then to Arkia Inland Airlines in 1949. Again to Arkia Israeli Airlines. Started operations on 30Jun1950

Avitour Air Services  added: 24Jan2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1964* - 1964*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Avitour Air Services was a subsidiary of Marom Aviation Services. Air-taxi and charter operations were undertaken, and since Feb1964 scheduled services were operated linking Tel-Aviv and Eilat with Haifa : ----- < Aircraft utilised: DH Heron, Cessna 180 >

Ayit Aviation & Tourism (Ayit Aviation & Torism)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Airline Code : OO : AYT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ayit Aviation & Tourism was formed in 1985 but the airline, who operate domestic services between Tel Aviv's Sde Dov Airport and Rosh Pina's Ben Ya'akov Airport. did not start until Jan2008

CAL Cargo Air Lines (Cavei Avir Lemitanim)  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1976 - date
Airline Code : 5C : ICL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : CAL Cargo Air Lines was established in Jun1976 with operations started 02Nov1976. Established as a freight charter carrier using leased aircraft from El Al. Scheduled services were introduces in 1999

Canari   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Chim-Nir Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

1990* - date
Airline Code : -- : ETN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Chim-Nir Aviation is an airline based in Herzliya Airport, Israel. It is Israel’s leading Aircraft operator of specialised flying services and the private helicopter services

ClassicAir Aviation Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1995 - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Eden Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1995*)
Airline Code : BN : EDN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Eilata Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Arkia Inland Airlines >Eilata Airlines >Aviron >Arkia Israeli Airlines
Comments : Arkia Israeli Airline was formed as Arkia Inland Airlines in 1949, renamed to Eilata Airlines & to Aviron and then to Arkia Inland Airlines in 1949. Again to Arkia Israeli Airlines. Started operations on 30Jun1950

EL AL   

Status : Active

Dates :

1949 - date
Airline Code : LY : ELY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : EL Al was incorporated on 15Nov1948 after the first flight, an emergency, in Sep1948 with regular services commencing on 15Aug1949

El Al Charter   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1977* - 1982*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : El Airlines Charter >Sun D'or International
Comments : Sun D'Or was established on 01Oct1977 as El Al Charter Services

ElRom Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 2008*
Airline Code : 00 : ELR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : ElRom Airlines was founded in 1990. It operated domestic scheduled flights from Sde Dov Airport, Tel Aviv to Ein Yahav Airfield

Emek Wings   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Emek Wings (Kanfey-Ha'Emek Aviation)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1989 - 1996
Airline Code : RF : KFE
Genealogy : Emek Wings >Israir
Comments : IsrAir was established in 1989 & started operations on 30Jun1989 as Emek Wings. Renamed to Israir Airlines in Sep1996

ICS (Israeli Charter Service)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Israelair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1948^ - 1950
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

IsrAir   

Status : Active

Dates :

1996 - date
Airline Code : 6H : ISR
Genealogy : Emek Wings >Israir
Comments : IsrAir was established in 1989 & started operations on 30Jun1989 as Emek Wings (Knafei HaEmek). Renamed to Israir Airlines in Sep1996

Jet Israel   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2011)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Jet Link (Israel)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1996* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Jet Link (Israel) is a Business & Private Charter carrier based at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion (TLV)

Kanaf Airlines (Kanaf-Arkia)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1972* - 1980*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Kanaf Airlines >>Arkia Israeli Airlines
Comments : Kanaf Airlines was founded in 1972

LeadAir   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2011)
Airline Code : -- : LEV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

MAOF   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981* - 1985
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : MAOF operated charter flights into Luton using B720B aircraft

Monavir-Meron   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1964*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Moonair Aviation  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1991* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Moonair Aviation was founded in 1991, and it is the biggest aviation company in the field of private aviation in Israel.

Nanyah Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2005* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Nanyah Aviation is a Business & Private Charter carrier based at Tel Aviv Sde Dov (SDV)

Nesher Aviation & Tourism   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2002* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Noy Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

1985* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Noy Aviation is a Business & Private Charter carrier based at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion (TLV)

Orange Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

1990* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time : ----- < Aircraft utilised: ? >

Ray Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2002* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ray Aviation is a Business & Private Charter carrier based at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion (TLV)

Sund'or International Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1981 - date
Airline Code : 2U : ERO
Genealogy : El Airlines Charter >Sun D'or International
Comments : Sund'or was established on 01Oct1977 as El Al Charter Services & renamed in 1981 (Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International based international passenger charter operator)

Tamir Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Airline Code : -- : TMI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Tamir Airways was established in 2004

UP  last update: 06Jan2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : LY : ELY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Up was founded by its parent El Al on 26Nov2013 to be used on some routes to Europe where it replaced El Al itself. It commenced operations on 30Mar2014. In Jan2018 it was announced that El Al are to discontinue the Up brand. The airline will cease operations in the second quarter of 2018 and all flights and aircraft will return to El Al
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