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Cheap Domestic Flights within Israel

Domestic Flights within Israel

Discover all the domestic airlines in Israel and its check-in information to make your next flight in Israel simpler.

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What are domestic flights in Israel?

Domestic flights in Israel are flights flying between two destinations within Israel. For example, flying from Tel Aviv to Eilat.

The other routes in the country are Tel Aviv to Eilat, Eilat to Haifa and Haifa to Eilat.

Even though the flag carrier, EL AL Israel Airlines, don't fly domestic routes, Arkia Israeli Airlines and Israir are the only two airlines flying domestically. Internal flights in Israel only take around one hour between two domestic destinations.

Which airlines fly within Israel?

Three Israeli airlines made up of the aviation industry in the country, these are Israir and Arkia Israeli AirlinesEL AL Israel Airlines is the flag carrier of Israel but it only operates international destinations.


Israir is an airline based at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, who flies to two domestic destinations, Eilat and Haifa. The airline operates a fleet of Airbus 320-200 and ATR 72-500. In its network, the airline is operating both scheduled and charter flights for its domestic network from its base and Eilat Airport.

Arkia Israeli Airlines

Arkia Israeli Airlines is also known as Arkia, it's the second-largest airline in the country after its flag carrier, EL AL Israel Airlines. It flies to both domestic and international destinations, offering scheduled services and charter flights for its passengers. It has two bases in Ben Gurion Airport and Ramon Airport. A fleet of Airbus A321LR, Embraer 190 and Embraer 195 is being used to serve flights to Haifa and Eilat.

Aircraft landing at an airport

Why book domestic flights in Israel?

Israel is a country Asia, situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. It's a relatively small country with a population of just below nine million.

Examples of domestic Israel routes:

Tel Aviv (TLV) ➡ Eilat (ETM)

Eilat (ETM) ➡ Haifa (HFA)

Eilat (ETM) ➡ Tel Aviv (TLV)

Internal Laos Flight Check-In Times

Check-in times for domestic Israel flights:


Online: Online check-in isn't available.

Airport: Passengers shouldn't check-in later than 90 minutes before the established check-in time

Arkia Israeli Airlines

Online: Online check-in isn't available.

Airport: Check-in opens two hours before the scheduled check-in time

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Domestic Flights Israel FAQs

Do I need a passport when travelling domestically in Israel?

Residents of Israel don't need a passport when travelling internally, you'll only need a valid government-issued identification including a resident card, driving license, etc. However, foreign travellers will need to travel with a passport. Whether you'll need a visa for entry would depend on your nationality.

How early do I need to check-in for domestic Israeli flights?

We advise passengers to arrive two hours before the scheduled departure time for domestic flights to avoid any unexpected delays. Passengers must check-in before the deadline, please refer to the airline check-in policy for the check-in deadline.

Can I book domestic flights within Israel online?

Yes, bookings for domestic Israel flights can be made when booking with Alternative Airlines. You simply need to enter a few of your trip details to start searching! Use our search form to find your next flight now!