“El Al direct flight from Buenos Aires to Tel Aviv shortened by 2 hours; Sudanese authorities insisted aircraft enter its airspace only after local TV news broadcasts end”

In fresh sign of warming ties, Israeli airliner enters Sudan’s airspace
by Raphael Ahren and Michael Bachner
June 4, 2020

An El Al plane flying from Argentina crossed through Sudan’s airspace on Thursday, the first Israeli airliner to do so, in another sign of warming ties between the Jewish state and the Arab African country, which had long been hostile to Israel. The plane, marked ELY046, was seen on flight tracker site flightradar24 entering Sudan’s airspace around 9:30 p.m. (Israel time), about 12 hours after it took off from Buenos Aires, and was scheduled to land in Tel Aviv around midnight. The development, if it turns permanent, would allow for direct flights between Ben Gurion Airport and Buenos Aires to be shortened by some two hours. READ MORE

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