Arkia is the largest tourism and aviation company in Israel. The company offers a host of tourism services, both directly and indirectly via its subsidiaries. Amongst its activities, Arkia offers regular flights to attractive destinations in Israel and overseas, and charter flights to a wide range of overseas destinations. In addition, Arkia offers its clients flights to destinations in Europe and the Mediterranean basin, as well as luxurious vacation packages to various local and international destinations. The company also markets hotel accommodation in Israel and abroad, organized tours, ski vacations, organized tours to Petra and fly-and-drive vacation packages overseas.
Line of Business
Tourism and Aviation
Six years ago, the Nakash brothers acquired 70% of Arkia's shares, leaving 30% in the hands of company employees. Arkia employs a workforce of about 600 employees.
Arkia is the main domestic carier and as such oparates flights between Haifa-Eilat, Sde dov-Eilat and Ben Gurion-Eilat. In 2008 Arkia began operating regular flights to Paris and Barcelona, joining a list of destinations to which Arkia operates regular flights including: Larnaka, Amman, Tibilisi, Greek islands, Stockholm and Dublin. The company also operates a range of charter flights to popular destinations, including Vienna, the Greek islands, Crete, Amsterdam and Croatia.
Arkia gives top priority to matters concerning the environment, and has taken a number of measures to significantly reduce pollution caused by flights, including engine cleaning, reduction in fuel consumption, prevention of land population and treatment of toxic materials, recycling of plastics and maximum noise control near populated areas. Arkia is the first airline in Israel to be approved for the EU's CO2 emissions monitoring program.
The Aircraft Fleet
Arkia is equipped with a modern aircraft fleet which is fully compatible with the latest European and American standards:
• Embraer 195, a green aircraft with 122 leather seats, it flies on Arkia's short-haul flights to Europe and its domestic flights to Eilat.
• Two Boeing 757-300 aircraft seating 265 passengers, used for long-haul destinations.
• Five ATR72 aircraft seating 72 passengers on spacious leather seats, used for domestic and short-haul European flights and additionally for business flights and special touring packages in Israel and abroad.
• The umbrella organization of international airlines, IATA, accredited Arkia its highest quality standard: IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit). Arkia received this accreditation after meeting IATA's demanding requirements for operations, safety and work procedures.
Arkia International, a subsidiary company, markets flights and vacation packages including hotels and car hire to central cities in Europe: London, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Verona, Geneva, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Ljubljana, Prague, Budapest, Aftia and more. In addition, the company markets vacation packages in the Mediterranean basin: Rhodes, Crete, Zakynthos, Antalya, Marmaris, Samos and Cyprus. The company recently began marketing organized tours to Morocco and Sri Lanka.
AM Aircraft Maintenance and Aviation Service
AM Aircraft Maintenance, a subsidiary of Arkia, provides maintenance to Arkia aircraft, the Ministry of Defense and to modern executive aircraft. The company joined the network of authorized service suppliers of Bombardier and Dassault, a network that includes 45 branches worldwide. Bombardier, a giant Canadian transportation company, is the world's third largest aircraft manufacturer. The French company Dassault is the leading European manufacturer of military planes and executive aircraft. AM provides unique warranty maintenance service on behalf of the manufacturers. AM employs 90 workers, who work at the Sde Dov and Ben Gurion airports.
Arkia focuses on giving professional and courteous service to approximately one million clients annually.
ADDRESS Dov Hoz Airport, P.O.B. 39301, Tel Aviv 61392 TEL 972-3-6902221 FAX 972-3-6902206 WEBSITE www.arkia.co.il