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Initially established under the name Emek Wings in 1989, Israir Airlines acquired its current title in 1996 to operate regular domestic routes between Tel Aviv and Eilat. Owned by the Ganden group, the airline extended its network from the north of the country to the international market by introducing charter flights in 1999.
Israir Airlines crossed the Atlantic with its first Tel Aviv-New York flight, launched in June 2004. However, 4 years later removed this route and decided to stop all its long-haul flights. Subsequently, the airline focuses on renewing its fleet. In 2010, it received two new Airbus aircraft, followed by two ATR-72 aircraft in 2011 to replace its ATR-42s. It is also focusing on the development of its air network in Europe and in particular is setting up the Tel Aviv / Toulouse link in 2015 or the Tel Aviv / Riga and Tel Aviv / Skopje links in 2020. It also offers a large number of destinations seasonal each year.Based in Tel Aviv, Israir Airlines pursues an economic policy with a low-cost tendency, modeled on the American carrier JetBlue. It is Israel’s third domestic company.
Despite religious commandments, the Israir, unlike the largest Israeli airline El Al, also offers flights on Saturday. A special frequent flyer program is not known. However, hotels and even a car rental can also be booked through the organizer.
Israir Hub Airports
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV / LLBG)
Israir Classes of Service
Since the airline is a low cost airline, there is only economy class.
Israir is the largest regional airline in the country. Destinations within Israel served by Tel Aviv include Haifa and Eilat. International flights depart from Tel Aviv – Ben Gurion and Ovda Airport. They lead to numerous European and African destinations.
Online and mobile check-in is currently not possible at Israir. It is currently unknown whether the airline is expanding its check-in options. You can find the latest news on the airline’s website.
At Israir, passengers can only check in at the counter. The airline recommends that passengers be at the airport at least three hours before departure.
Israir Baggage Allowance
No liquids or gels may be carried in hand luggage. On flights with jet airplanes, each passenger is allowed to carry eight kilograms of hand luggage, which must not be larger than 50 x 40 x 20 centimeters. The same maximum permissible external dimensions apply to flights with ATR aircraft, however the hand luggage must not weigh more than five kilograms.
For European flights, each passenger is allowed to carry 20 kilograms of luggage, which may also be divided into several suitcases. Small children are only allowed to carry ten kilograms of luggage. Only 15 kg of luggage may be carried on domestic flights.
Bicycles can be taken as long as they do not exceed the luggage limits. Otherwise, excess baggage fees will apply. Israir recommends reserving all extra luggage in advance as space is limited. There may be additional costs.
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Israir Seat Selection
Israir Airlines is currently not providing information on the allocation and reservation of standard seats and XL seats. Customers can get news on the airline’s website.
Israir Knee Distance
Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.
Frequent Flyer Program
Although it does not have a loyalty program, Israir Airlines offers attractive prices on its plane tickets all year round. Promotions are also offered. On its website, many services are also available, such as hotel reservations or vehicle rental.
Israir Food & Beverage
Detailed information about airline’s paid and free catering services will be updated on this page soon.
Israir Inflight Entertainment
On board, Israir Airlines passengers will be able to travel with 8 kg hand baggage on international flights. An entertainment system will also be made available to them. On domestic flights, 5 kg of hand baggage is allowed. On all flights, a meal or snack (kosher) will be served. Special meals, such as gluten-free meals or meals without salt, can also be ordered when booking the plane ticket. Finally, duty free products will be offered for sale during the flight.
Israeli airline passengers have so far not been able to surf the Internet or check emails while on the flight. It is still unknown whether the fleet will be equipped with this service in the future. Further information can be found on the airline’s website.
Israir Pet Policy
Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Israir.
Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.
The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about Israir lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.
Owner: Gandon Group
Frequent Flyer Program: None
Company slogan: Why pay more?למה לשלם יותר?
Number of Aircraft: 8
Average Age of Aircraft: 10
Type of Aircraft: ATR, Airbus
Detail of Fleet: ATR 72, Airbus A320-200
Head Office: 3 Hamelacha st. P.O. Box 51315 Tel Aviv 6721503 Israel
Phone Number: +972 3 5109 589, +972 3 7954 038
Fax Number: +972 3 7954 051