Ayit Aviation and Tourism

Coordinates: 31°17′11.8″N 34°43′27.4″E / 31.286611°N 34.724278°E / 31.286611; 34.724278

Ayit Aviation and Tourism (Hebrew: עיט שירותי תעופה ותיירות‎) is an Israeli domestic airline established in 2008. Ayit flew between Sde Dov Airport, near Tel Aviv, and Ben Ya'akov Airport near Rosh Pinna.

Ayit Aviation
עיט שירותי תעופה ותיירות
IATA ICAO Callsign
- AYT AYIT
Founded1985
HubsBe'er Sheva (Teyman) Airport
Focus citiesHerzliya Airport
Ben Ya'akov Airport
Fleet size8
Destinations2 scheduled, 6 others chartered
HeadquartersBeersheba, Israel
Key peopleEli Peretz (President & CEO)
Websitehttp://www.ayit.co.il

As part of its agreement to operate the route, the airline agreed that IDF personnel would be allowed to fly from Tel Aviv to Rosh Pinna for free. 12,000 tickets were given to the Defense Ministry as a result.[1]

In 2016 a new route from the Rosh Pina Airport to the Eilat Airport was announced[2] , however as of 2019 this route isn't active and there have been no intentions of using it. Due to the closure of Sde Dov Airport in 2019 the company no longer maintains flight routes to and from the airport.

FleetEdit

The Ayit fleet consists of the following aircraft:

Ayit Fleet
Aircraft Total Routes\Operations Notes
Embraer ERJ 145ER 1 (as of August 2019)[3]
Short 360 1 Domestic and short haul
Cessna 152 1 Domestic, Flight training
Cessna 172 2 Domestic, Flight training
Cessna 206 1 Domestic
Cessna 414 1 Domestic
BN-2 Islander 1 Domestic
PA-31-350 Chieftain 1 Domestic
Piper PA-32 1 Domestic
De Havilland Canada DHC-6-100 Twin Otter 1 Domestic and short haul (as of August 2019)[3]
Short SC.7 Skyvan 1 Skydiving

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ News in Brief - Haaretz - Israel News
  2. ^ https://www.themarker.com/consumer/tourism/1.2834566
  3. ^ a b "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 17.

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