Chilean LATAM Airlines is Latin America’s largest airline. In the future, they will fly over Sudan with their direct route between South America and Israel, writes the Jerusalem Post.
LATAM Airlines is the only airline that has offered a direct route between South America and Israel since 2019, writes Ch-Aviation.
The decision comes after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Sudan’s interim leader Abdel Fattah al-Hurham in Uganda on February 3.
Subsequently, Israeli officials announced that the countries had set up expert groups to look at how to establish cooperation and diplomatic relations.
Sudan is a member of the Arab League and went to war against Israel in 1948 and 1967. After the Six Day War, the Arab League adopted the resolution “Three No’s”: “no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it” ( The three nos: no peace with Israel, no recognition of the state of Israel, no negotiations with Israel). Sudan is officially still at war with Israel.
LATAM Airlines will fly between Tel Aviv and Santiago de Chile with a stopover in Sao Paulo.
At present, however, LATAM Airlines expects to cut its international flights by up to 30% due to the Corona crisis.