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Israel Airlines.


Israel Airlines - El Al is the national flag carrier of Israel.  They commenced operations in 1948.  As of July 2019, El Al has a fleet of 43 aircraft.  El Al serves 51 different destinations on 4 continents. 

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An EL Al plane flying the skies  (Image credit: Unsplash)

Due to its strict security El Al is considered as one of the most secure airlines worldwide. In its 70 year history El Al has been involved in 3 accidents and incidents.  Between 1968 and 2002 El Al has been involved in 9 terrorists attacks. 

Useful El Al info

Other Israel airlines operating local and international flights include:

Sun D'or

Sun D'or s a fully owned subsidiary of El Al Israel Airlines which uses the brand mainly for seasonal scheduled and charter services mostly to European destinations; Austria, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Russia, Slovenia, Spain and the Ukraine.  Sun D'or have a small fleet of about 5 aircraft.


Arkia is Israel's second-largest airline, operating scheduled domestic and international services, as well as charter flights to destinations in Western Europe and across the Mediterranean.  Arkia have a fleet of 9 aircraft.


Israir have a fleet of 8 aircraft and operate flights to; Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Georgia, Germany and Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.

Israel Airports

Israel has two international airports; Ben Gurion International Airport, just outside Tel Aviv and the recently opened Ramon Airport outside Eilat. More about that here...

Check El Al and  Israel flight status; airport arrivals and departures


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