Israir Airlines Ltd., usually referred to as Israir, is an airline based in Tel Aviv, Israel. It operates domestic scheduled and air taxi flights as well as international charter services from Ben Gurion International Airport. It also operates VIP flights, and is Israel’s third-largest airline after El Al and Arkia.
Israir Airlines was established in 1989 as Knafei HaEmek (Valley Wings) before changing its name to Israir Airlines in 1996. The airline began with domestic services It expanded its operations to begin international charter flights in 1999. The airline expanded operations across the Atlantic when regular charter service to New York City was started in 2004.