Transport

23-01-2019
Three Gulf airlines are planning for a potential resumption of their flights to Damascus and would add to the three only international companies still flying to the Syrian capital. Here is a status of the airlines flying, and planning to fly, to and from Damascus.
15-01-2019
Updated on January 23, 2019 - An explanation for the decline in revenues has been added. Data from Syria’s two main ports indicate a small increase in their traffic last year.
15-01-2019
DP World says that it is establishing what it calls a trade corridor between Dubai and Syria to ease transport between the UAE and the Mediterranean.
08-01-2019
Airline traffic to Damascus is likely to increase in the next weeks and months as Gulf countries rebuild ties with the Syrian government.
20-11-2018
The Lebanese government has reportedly decided to refrain from supplying jet fuel to Syrian and Iranian airlines landing on the Beirut International Airport, in compliance with American sanctions.
13-11-2018
Syrianair has been invited to attend a pan-Arab air transport event for the first time since the beginning of the uprising, a symbolic gesture from other Arab countries.
06-11-2018
The Central Bank of Iraq has frozen the assets of Syria’s two main airlines, potentially compromising a normalization of the economic and trade ties between the two countries.
29-10-2018
The volume of containers handled by the Lattakia Port increased in the first nine months of this year, official data show.
09-10-2018
Russian Railways, a state entity, has said that it was looking for opportunities to develop Syria’s railway network and infrastructure.
18-09-2018
The government has multiplied by five the transit fee levied on trucks transiting through Syria in an obvious bid to increase its leverage on Lebanon and Jordan.
11-09-2018
The Syrian government has signed a contract to import 1,000 transit buses from China in the next year, a contract worth dozens of millions of dollars.
04-09-2018
The Ministry of Transport has issued the new regulations pertaining to the licensing of airlines, which seem designed to protect existing companies, including Cham Wings.
21-08-2018
Cham Wings has launched a new service to Amman which highlights the warming of the relations between the two countries.
24-07-2018
The Syrian government is discussing buying Russian civilian aircrafts, although previous similar attempts have all failed.
02-07-2018
Georgia has banned Syrian airlines from flying over its airspace after Damascus recognized as independent states two Georgian breakaway regions, extending the duration of flights between Moscow and Damascus.

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