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Up have suspended flying operations as of October 2018 due to it merging into El Al Isreal Airlines. See our list of alternative airlines above that fly similar routes to Up.

About Up

Up was a low-cost Israeli airline that operated scheduled flights out of its hub base Ben Gurion Airport (TLV). The airline was founded on November 2013 by its parent El Al to be used on some routes to Europe where it ceased operations 5 years later and Up was replaced by its parent company.

The airline provided scheduled passenger services to European countries including Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Ukraine.

Overall, the airline had a fleet of 4 Boeing 737-800 aircraft that could in total carry 720 passengers at one time.


Until 14 October 2018, the airline had scheduled flights to 6 destinations to Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Israel and Ukraine. These cities included Larnaca (Larnaca International Airport - LCA), Prague (Prague Airport - PRG), Berlin (Berlin Brandenburg Airport - BER), Budapest (Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport - BUD), Tel Aviv (Ben Gurion Airport - TLV) and Kyiv (Boryspil International Airport - KBP).

Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

Economy Class passengers were allowed one piece of free carry-on baggage of up to 8kg.

Checked Baggage

Economy Class Standard passengers were allowed one piece of free checked baggage of up to 23 kg.

Check-in Information

Online check-in

Passengers could check-in online between 24–3 hours before their scheduled flight departure time.

Airport check-in

Airport check-in closed one hour before flight departure time at all airports. However, it was recommended that passengers arrived at check-in at least three hours before their flight was scheduled to depart.

Cabin Class

Economy Class

Economy Facilities

The airline mostly operated small flights and there was only one cabin class that was offered on the aircraft and that was the standard Economy class. The airline offered its passengers with amenities such as the one free checked piece of baggage, snacks, drinks and the option of choosing your seat.

What Are Economy Seats Like?

Passengers could enjoy comfortable and spacious seating with a good amount of legroom. Seats were positioned in a 3 x 3 formation and passengers could enjoy 76–86 cm of seat pitch and 43 cm of seat width. The team were always on-hand to help.

In-flight Entertainment

The airline didn't have any in-flight entertainment on their aircraft.

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Hub Airports

Ben Gurion International Airport

Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) is the biggest airport in Israel and it was a hub airport for Up airlines. The airport has one terminal, 3 runways and can handle almost 25 million passengers each year.

Other than Up, airlines such as El AlArkiaIsrair Airlines and Sun D'or use the airport as its hub. Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, airBaltic, Air Canada, Air Europa, Astra Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Israir Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, Ukraine International Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways, Wizz Air and many others.


The airline operated a fleet of 4 aircraft:

  • 4 x Boeing 737-800 (180 passengers per aircraft)

Frequent Flyer

The airline didn't have a frequent flyer program at its time of operation.

Airline Alliance

The airline didn't have an airline alliance however was owned by El Al Airlines.