Syrianair has started operating a new aircraft and withdrawn another, while the U.S. Department of Justice has indicted several individuals for selling aircraft parts to it.
Western airlines are planning a resumption of flights to and through Syria, the Minister of Transport has said, although the prospects of this happening any time soon appear remote.
Syrianair is adding a fourth aircraft to its fleet, a 16-year old Airbus A340.
Fly Damas, one of two Syrian private airlines, has signed an agreement to help boost bilateral trade with Iraq.
The expected takeover by Iran of one of Syria’s ports has not yet materialised as traffic remained stable in the two ports of Lattakia and Tartous.
Only a week after the announcement that Aleppo Airport will resume its operations soon, flights have resumed at Lattakia’s Bassel Al-Assad airport.
The Syrian government is planning to reopen the Aleppo Airport years after it was closed.
Syrianair has begun flying a third aircraft and is preparing to operate a fourth in the coming weeks, the minister of transport said.
The Ministry of Economy has banned the import of cars until at least the end of the year, according to a local media.
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.
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.
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.
Syria’s two main commercial ports had a mixed performance in the first half of this year, data show.
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