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24-06-2020

The table below lists 68 companies known to be affiliated with Rami Makhlouf.

10-06-2020

Syria’s two airlines have headed in opposite trajectories in recent weeks, possibly partly because of the rift between Rami Makhlouf and the Syrian president.

27-05-2020

Just a few days after his appointment, Syria’s new minister of domestic trade—and potential future prime minister—Talal Al-Barazi, has started to make his presence known.

29-04-2020

The number of Syrians who tested positive for the Coronavirus went up from 42 last week to 43 yesterday. Of those, 19 people recovered, up from six a week earlier, while the number of deaths was unchanged at three.

18-03-2020

The list below includes all the Syrian individuals, entities, aircrafts and vessels that have been put under sanctions by the U.S. Administration since 2005.

18-03-2020

The Syrian government has started imposing the first restrictive measures on public life as the potential spread of the Coronavirus threatens to have a devastating effect on the population and the economy.

04-03-2020

Iran has announced a suspension of its flights to Damascus as rumours spread in Syria about the appearance of the Coronavirus in the country.

04-03-2020

The Ministry of Transport has eased licensing conditions for airlines, paving the way for more investors to get involved in the sector.

26-02-2020

Despite the announcement last week of the reopening of Aleppo International Airport, no commercial flight has yet been recorded at the airport.

12-02-2020

Despite reports that Conviasa, also known as Venezuelan Airlines, will start flying to Damascus next month, the Syrian government is still struggling to draw international airlines back to the country.

18-12-2019

The government has frozen the assets of two businessmen affiliated with Cham Wings over claims that they owe millions of dollars in unpaid bills.

11-12-2019

In this factsheet, we look at Syria’s economic relations with the United Arab Emirates.

16-07-2019

According to the head of the Syrian Civil Aviation Authority, only three international civilian airlines currently fly over Syrian territory.

05-06-2019
04-06-2019

A new Syrian airline is seeking to lease three aircraft from Jordan as it plans to start its operations, a local media has said.

22-05-2019

The decision by Iraqi Airways to reverse a decision to resume flights to Damascus highlights the obstacles to normalization with the Syrian authorities.

19-03-2019

The Lattakia Airport is planning to launch again commercial flights after a suspension of six months.

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.

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.

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.

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.

19-06-2018

Syrianair has signed a contract with an Iranian company to repair part of its fleet while Cham Wings has been authorized to provide direct flights to the United Arab Emirates.

12-06-2018

Syrianair and Cham Wings have entered into a codeshare agreement on their flights to Moscow, the first such type of deals involving Syrian airlines.

04-06-2018
29-05-2018

A Syrian official has said that flights between Lattakia and Sharjah were resuming, highlighting the intermittent use of the airport since the intervention of the Russian army in the conflict.

22-05-2018

Cham Wings has announced that it will start flying to Moscow from next month.

01-05-2018

The Ministry of Transport has issued new procedures for the licensing of airlines, which could already remove a player from the market.

10-04-2018

Samer Foz is continuing to expand the scope of his activities as he sets-up a private airline and becomes the agent of a global commercial vehicles manufacturer.

29-01-2018

Syria’s two main airlines have announced an increase in the size of their operating fleets as they repair old planes and lease others from the market.

09-01-2018

A license has been granted to a new private airline in Syria, a local media has reported.

16-08-2017
20-06-2017

Traffic at Syrian airports declined by more than three quarters since 2011 although it somewhat stabilized in the past two years, official data show.

06-06-2017

Starting June 21, Cham Wings will fly to Erevan connecting Armenian Syrians in the two countries.

09-05-2017

Fly Damas has announced that it will start a weekly route to Suleimanieh in Iraq.

11-04-2017

Syrian Arab Airlines, the national air carrier also known as Syrianair, will see its status change as the government seeks to accommodate more private companies.

14-02-2017

Syrianair is adding a fourth aircraft to its fleet, a 16-year old Airbus A340.

30-01-2017

Fly Damas, one of two Syrian private airlines, has signed an agreement to help boost bilateral trade with Iraq.

03-01-2017

Cham Wings, a private airliner, Russian banking executives and Rami Makhlouf-owned companies are among 23 new entities and individuals blacklisted by the American administration.

20-12-2016

Only a week after the announcement that Aleppo Airport will resume its operations soon, flights have resumed at Lattakia’s Bassel Al-Assad airport.

30-08-2016

Syrian media are reporting that Cham Wings, a private airline, has been granted a license by the European air traffic regulator, to fly to Europe, potentially restoring air traffic between Damascus and EU countries.

30-08-2016

The airport of Qamishli, which is the only means for Syrians from the northeast to connect with the rest of the country, continued to witness significant activity in the first half of this year.

15-08-2016

Syrianair, the state-owned carrier, has rented a 20-year old Airbus plane from Iran’s Mahan Air to increase the size of its fleet that had fallen to a single aircraft.

24-05-2016

The Syrian Civil Aviation Authority has suspended for one full month the license of Cham Wings, the country’s main private sector airline.