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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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07Jul2017 

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

16Nov2016

Ray Aviation is a Business & Private Charter carrier based at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion (TLV) [added]

15Nov2016

Noy Aviation is a Business & Private Charter carrier based at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion (TLV) [added]

>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  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

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

Dates :

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

Aviron   

Status : Renamed

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

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)  updated in 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 : Unsure

Dates :

1989* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

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 : Unsure

Dates :

1995 - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Eden Air   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1995*)
Airline Code : BN : EDN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Eilata Airlines   

Status : Renamed

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

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 : Unsure

Dates :

1998* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Emek Wings (Kanfey-Ha'Emek Aviation)   

Status : Renamed

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 : Unsure

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Israelair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1948^ - 1950
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

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

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

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

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

Moonair Aviation  updated in 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 : Unsure

Dates :

2002* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

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

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  updated in 2017 x2

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
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