LATAM Airlines, one of South America´s largest air carriers has announced the completion of its first direct flight Latin America to Israel, the company said.
The trip took place from the Chilean capital of Santiago via SÃ£o Paulo/Guarulhos-Governador AndrÃ© Franco Montoro International Airport to Ben-Gurion International Airport outside of Tel Aviv. This is the sole direct route from Latin America to Israel, and will function once a day on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
From January to November of this year, Israel has experienced 146,000 tourists from Latin America–a 62 percent increase compared to 2016, according to Israel´s Tourism Ministry.
LATAM Airlines, formerly LAN Airlines S.A. and Lan Chile, is an airline based in Santiago, Chile, and is one of the founders of LATAM Airlines Group, Latin America´s largest airline holding company.