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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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>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline : dates are searchable using ddmmyyyy

July 7, 2017 

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

November 16, 2016

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

November 15, 2016

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

Airline Status Operating Dates

Aeroel Airways   

Inactive 1993 - 1999

^ Comments : Aeroel Airways established in Nov1992 & operations started in Sep1993

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^ Airline Code : -- : ROL

Arkia Inland Airlines   

Renamed 1950 - 1950*

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Arkia Inland Airlines >Eilata Airlines >Aviron >Arkia Israeli Airlines

^ Airline Code : IZ : ---

Arkia Israeli Airlines   

Active 1980* - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Arkia Inland Airlines >Eilata Airlines >Aviron >Arkia Israeli Airlines

^ Airline Code : IZ : AIZ

Aviation Services   

Renamed 1972* - 1980*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy : Aviation Services >>Arkia Israeli Airlines

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Aviron   

Renamed **** - ****

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Arkia Inland Airlines >Eilata Airlines >Aviron >Arkia Israeli Airlines

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Ayit Aviation & Tourism (Ayit Aviation & Torism)   

Active 2008 - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : OO : AYT

CAL Cargo Air Lines (Cavei Avir Lemitanim)   

Active 1976 - date

^ Comments : CAL Cargo Air Lines operations started 02Nov1976

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^ Airline Code : 5C : ICL

Canari   

Unsure 1989* - 1989*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Chim-Nir Aviation   

Active 1990* - date

^ Comments : Chim-Nir Aviation is an airline based in Herzliya Airport, Israel. It is Israel’s leading Aircraft operator of specialized flying services and the private helicopter services

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^ Airline Code : -- : ETN

ClassicAir Aviation Services   

Unsure 1995 - 2000*

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Eden Air   

Not started (1995*)

^ Comments :  

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^ Airline Code : BN : EDN

Eilata Airlines   

Renamed **** - ****

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Arkia Inland Airlines >Eilata Airlines >Aviron >Arkia Israeli Airlines

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EL AL   

Active 1949 - date

^ Comments : EL Al was incorporated on 15Nov1948 after the first flight, an emergency, in Sep1948 with regular services commencing on 15Aug1949

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : LY : ELY

El Al Charter   

Renamed 1977* - 1982*

^ Comments : Sun D'Or was established on 01Oct1977 as El Al Charter Services

^ Genealogy : El Airlines Charter >Sun D'or International

^ Airline Code :  

ElRom Airlines   

Inactive 1990* - 2008*

^ Comments : ElRom Airlines was founded in 1990. It operated domestic scheduled flights from Sde Dov Airport, Tel Aviv to Ein Yahav Airfield

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^ Airline Code : 00 : ELR

Emek Wings   

Unsure 1998* - 1999*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Emek Wings (Kanfey-Ha'Emek Aviation)   

Renamed 1989 - 1996

^ Comments : IsrAir was established in 1989 & started operations on 30Jun1989 as Emek Wings. Renamed to Israir Airlines in Sep1996

^ Genealogy : Emek Wings >Israir

^ Airline Code : RF : KFE

ICS (Israeli Charter Service)   

Unsure 1998* - 1998*

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Israelair   

Inactive 1948^ - 1950

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IsrAir   

Active 1996 - date

^ Comments : IsrAir was established in 1989 & started operations on 30Jun1989 as Emek Wings. Renamed to Israir Airlines in Sep1996

^ Genealogy : Emek Wings >Israir

^ Airline Code : 6H : ISR

Jet Israel   

Not started (2011)

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Jet Link (Israel)   

Active 1996* - date

^ Comments : Jet Link (Israel) is a Business & Private Charter carrier based at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion (TLV)

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Kanaf Airlines (Kanaf-Arkia)   

Renamed 1972* - 1980*

^ Comments : Kanaf Airlines was founded in 1972

^ Genealogy : Kanaf Airlines >>Arkia Israeli Airlines

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LeadAir   

Not started (2011)

^ Comments :  

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^ Airline Code : -- : LEV

MAOF   

Inactive 1981* - 1985

^ Comments : MAOF operated charter flights into Luton using B720B aircraft

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Monavir-Meron   

Not started (1964*)

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Moonair Aviation  updated

Active 1991* - date

^ Comments : Moonair Aviation was founded in 1991, and it is the biggest aviation company in the field of private aviation in Israel.

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Nanyah Aviation   

Active 2005* - date

^ Comments : Nanyah Aviation is a Business & Private Charter carrier based at Tel Aviv Sde Dov (SDV)

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Nesher Aviation & Tourism   

Unsure 2002* - 2009*

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Noy Aviation   

Active 1985* - date

^ Comments : Noy Aviation is a Business & Private Charter carrier based at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion (TLV)

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Orange Aviation   

Active 1990* - date

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Ray Aviation   

Active 2002* - date

^ Comments : Ray Aviation is a Business & Private Charter carrier based at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion (TLV)

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Sun D'or International Airlines   

Active 1981 - date

^ Comments : Sun D'Or was established on 01Oct1977 as El Al Charter Services & renamed in 1981

^ Genealogy : El Airlines Charter >Sun D'or International

^ Airline Code : 2U : ERO

Tamir Airways   

Active 2004* - date

^ Comments : Tamir Airways was established in 2004

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : TMI

UP  updated

Active 2014 - date

^ 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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