Arkia Israeli Airlines, often known as Arkia, is an Israeli airline with its main hub at Ben Gurion Airport Israel. The airline flies to over 40 destinations across Europe and parts of Asia and Africa. Arkia operates some flights on a regular basis. However, the majority of its flights are flown on a seasonal basis.
The carrier was founded in 1949 under the name Israel Inland Airlines and initially flew routes from Tel Aviv to different regions within Israel. In the 1950s, the airline rebranded and renamed itself Arkia Israel Airlines, which is what it's known as today.
|Tel Aviv||Ben Gurion Airport||TLV|
|Armenia||Yerevan||Zvartnots International Airport||EVN||Seasonal|
|Azerbaijan||Baku||Heydar Aliyev International Airport||GYD||Seasonal|
|Cyprus||Larnaca||Larnaca International Airport||LCA||Regular|
|Paphos||Paphos International Airport||PFO||Seasonal|
|Czech Republic||Prague||Václav Havel Airport Prague||PRG||Regular|
|France||Paris||Charles de Gaulle Airport||CDG||Seasonal|
|Georgia||Batumi||Batumi International Airport||BUS||Seasonal|
|Tbilisi||Tbilisi International Airport||TBS||Seasonal|
|Greece||Athens||Athens International Airport||ATH||Regular|
|Heraklion||Heraklion International Airport||HER||Seasonal|
|Kos||Kos International Airport||KGS||Seasonal|
|Rhodes||Rhodes International Airport||RHO||Seasonal|
|Hungary||Budapest||Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport||BUD||Seasonal|
|India||Kochi||Cochin International Airport||COK||Regular|
|Italy||Bergamo||Orio al Serio International Airport||BGY||Seasonal|
|Rome||Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport||FCO||Regular|
|Verona||Verona Villafranca Airport||VRN||Seasonal|
|Macedonia||Ohrid||Ohrid St. Paul the Apostle Airport||OHD||Seasonal|
|Moldova||Chișinău||Chișinău International Airport||KIV||Seasonal|
|Netherlands||Amsterdam||Amsterdam Airport Schiphol||AMS||Seasonal|
|Norway||Bergen||Bergen Airport, Flesland||BGO||Seasonal|
|Oslo||Oslo Airport, Gardermoen||OSL||Seasonal|
|Romania||Bucharest||Henri Coandă International Airport||OTP||Regular|
|Serbia||Belgrade||Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport||BEG||Regular|
|Seychelles||Mahé||Seychelles International Airport||SEZ||Seasonal|
|Slovenia||Ljubljana||Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport||LJU||Seasonal|
|Spain||Barcelona||Barcelona–El Prat Airport||BCN||Regular|
|Tanzania||Zanzibar City||Abeid Amani Karume International Airport||ZNZ||Seasonal|
|United Kingdom||London||London Stansted Airport||STN||Regular|
Passengers are entitled to one item of free carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 7 kg. This baggage must not exceed 20 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm.
Excluding Arkia's basic fare, which doesn't give a free baggage allowance, the free baggage allowance for Arkia domestic flights is 23 kg per person.
Arkia Israel Airlines doesn't offer online check-in on its flights.
Airport check-in can be completed by visiting one of the airline check-in desks at the airport. Although it may differ depending on the airport, airport check-in opens three hours before scheduled flight departure time on international flights and two hours before on domestic flights.
In Economy Class, you are served complimentary refreshments, snacks and a hot and cold beverage. Seats and armrests are both reclinable for extra comfort onboard. Stay entertained with Arkia's in-flight magazine. In-flight entertainment and seats with built-in USB ports are available in the Airbus 321.
Business Class passengers will enjoy front row priority seating, a light meal, soft drinks, wine and a daily newspaper offered on selected flights.
On short-haul flights, there's no in-flight entertainment system available on Arkia flights. However, passengers might be given a copy of the airline's in-flight magazine, subject to availability.
On long-haul flights, in-flight entertainment with a selection of movies may be available, depending on the aircraft used for the flight.
Arkia doesn't have a WIFI network installed on its flights.
Passengers are given a complimentary meal on long-haul flights, served with a drink and other refreshments.
On short-haul flights, passengers can purchase snacks and drinks.
All food served on Arkia flights is Kosher. If passengers require a special meal, they must request it at least 48 hours in advance.
Arkia doesn't have a frequent flyer program that rewards its regular passengers for flying with them.
Arkia Israel Airlines isn't a member of any airline alliance at this time.
Ben Gurion Airport is the largest airport of Israel and is the hub airport for Arkia Israel Airlines. It two terminals, three runways and has handled more than 20 million passengers each year since 2017.
Other than Arkia, Ben Gurion Airport is the hub for El Al, Israir Airlines and Sun D'Or. Other airlines that fly to and from this airport include Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, airBaltic, Air Canada, Air Europa, Ethiopian Airlines, Israir Airlines, Korean Air, Ukraine International Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways, Wizz Air and many others.
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