For the first time, Sudan, which retains air control over its Southern neighbor, has given PM Netanyahu’s state aircraft permission to fly over South Sudan from Chad’s capital of N’Djamena to Israel.
By HERB KEINON
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew back from Chad Sunday over South Sudan, the first time Sudan — which still retains air control authority over South Sudan — has given an Israeli aircraft permission to fly over its southern neighbor.
This less circuitous route trimmed about an hour off the flight time from Chad’s capital of N’Djamena to Tel Aviv. However, the plane was still unable to fly the most direct route, which would have been north from Chad through the southwestern corner of Sudan into Egypt and then on to Israel.