Why does this route exist?
Surely you cannot be serious.
It is the only way to get from South American ally to the Middle Eastern ally without touching any land in between on a plane that you can at least be sure will never even chance straying into America or an American friendly area.
$20 says they would ditch into the Med or land in Libya instead of Malta for example...
Also, if you're anyone that America doesn't like and needs to get to South America and want absolutely no chance of flying over America or even the risk of landing in America or Europe from an Emergency like on Aeroflot...you literally have no other choice.
Hell, many people can't fly on any first world airplane because America would probably reject the overflight.
It sounds like a hive of scum and villainy on the flight, and it would be crazy to see who is sitting up front in Business Class...