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Israir Airlines is an Israeli airline headquartered in Tel Aviv. The airline operates both international and domestic flights within Israel, Europe and Asia mainly from its bases at Ben Gurion International Airport, Sde Dov Airport and Eilat Airport. It is currently Israel's third-largest airline after El Al and Arkia Israel Airlines. relatable relatable

The airline was established in 1989 where it was named Kanfei HaEmek. It wasn't until 1996 that the airline changed its name to its current form; Israir Airlines. The airline originally only operated domestic flights but has slowly expanded its route network to international services beginning in 1999 with an international charter flight. Although the 2000s saw restrictions on Israeli airlines, in 2008 the airline had these restrictions lifted, meaning they were able to fly to more destinations such as London, Amsterdam, Budapest, Rome and Miami.

Baggage Policy

Israir Airlines has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage policy.

Carry-on Baggage

For flights to and from Eilat, you're permitted one item of hand luggage onto the plane, which must weigh no more than 5kg / 11lbs. The item must not exceed the dimensions of 50 x 40 x 20cm (19 x 16 x 8in).

For international flights, you're permitted 5kg / 11lbs on ATR services or 8kg / 17lbs on Airbus services.

No prohibited items should be packed in your carry-on baggage and you should store them in the checked baggage unless the item is banned by the destination country. Prohibition items found by airport security or by the immigration department upon arrival airport could be confiscated.

Checked Baggage

Israir Airlines is operating like a low-cost airline, which means they have unbundled their fares meaning you only pay for what you need. Therefore, Israir does not currently include checked baggage as part of their fare on most flights (be sure to check your flight details to check your allowance). Instead, passengers can opt to purchase baggage before flying for a small fee. See our guide to adding baggage to a booking here.

Cabin Classes

Israir Airlines currently only offers 1 cabin class - Economy.

Economy Class

Economy class is currently the only class of fare that is provided on Israir flights. Food and drink refreshments are available at a small additional cost, and there is currently no in-flight entertainment system. The service by the cabin crew, however, is of a high standard. Passengers are comfortable in their cabin seats with ample personal space.

Premium Economy

There is currently no premium economy option for this airline. Passengers can choose to upgrade their economy class ticket for one with more legroom.

Business Class

There is no business class onboard this airline.

First Class

First-class is currently not available on this airline yet.

In-Flight Entertainment & WiFi

Israir Airlines do not currently provide its passengers with any form of in-flight entertainment. However, passengers are welcome to bring their own books, magazines or personal devices with them in their cabin allowance.


There is currently no Israir Airlines WiFi onboard flights.


On some flights and routes, passengers will get a free light snack and water free of charge. However, as a move to unbundle their fares to provide cheaper flights, Israir is looking to adopt a paid food service onboard their flights. This may involve items such as drinks, sandwiches, and salads all available onboard for a fee.

All food onboard is Kosher.


As well as airport check-in Israir Airlines also offers online check in.

Online Check-in

Online check-in is available 24 hours before your flight departure. However, this may change depending on the country and the airport you fly from.

Airport Check-in

Passengers need to check in at the airport for their flights. For domestic flights, passengers should check in no later than 90 minutes before the flight is due to depart. For international flights, arrive at the airport around 3 hours before as the check-in desk closes 1 hour before the flight is due to depart.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Currently, Israir is not part of any frequent flyer programmes.

Airline Alliance

Israir Airlines is not currently part of any airline alliances.

Special Services

Israir Airlines offers a range of different special services for its passengers.

Flying with a bike

Israir state that passengers are welcome to bring their bike with them onto the plane, providing they follow set rules of packing and transporting the item. They will also be charged a fee of $70. For more information about flying with a bike, check out our bike on a plane; tips and guidance.

Flying with a pet

Israir will carry animals as hold luggage, providing the transportation of animals adhere to the rules laid out such as vaccinations and travel certificates. For more information, read what items you may need to take your pet on a plane.

Flying whilst pregnant

Israir airlines are happy for pregnant women to go on their flights up to week 27. From weeks 28 to 35, pregnant passengers will need a fit to travel notice from their doctor. Women over 36 weeks pregnant are deemed too risky to fly. See our advice and tips for flying whilst pregnant.

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Destinations that Israir Airlines flies to

As of September 2022, Israir Airlines flies to the following domestic and international destinations:

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Hub Airport

Ben Gurion International Airport

Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) is the main international airport in Israel and the busiest airport in the country. It is located on the northern outskirts of the city of Lod, which is about 45 km (28 mi) northwest of Jerusalem and 20 km (12 mi) to the southeast of Tel Aviv. Israir Airlines' main hub airport is located at Ben Gurion International Airport with additional operating bases found in Ramon Airport and Sde Dov Airport. In 2019, Ben Gurion International Airport handled over 24 million passengers. The airport is also known to be among the 5 best airports in the Middle East, due to its high level of security and safety.

Before Terminal 3 opened, Terminal 1 was the main terminal building for Ben Gurion International Airport. Terminal 1 consisted of check-in areas, passport control, duty-free shops, VIP lounges, boarding gates and security checks. In 2004, Terminal 1 was replaced by Terminal 3 as the main international gateway to and from destinations in Israel. The new terminal consisted of a total of 40+ gates which are split among 4 concourses (B, C, D, and E).

Israir Airlines is not the only airline based at this airport; Arkia, El Al and Sun D'Or all have hubs at TLV. In addition, other airlines that fly to Ben Gurion include Adria AirwaysairBalticAir FranceAir CanadaAir Europa, and Air Serbia.

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Israir Airlines currently consists of the following fleet:

  • Airbus A320-200
  • ATR 72-500