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.
According to data from the head of the Traffic Directorate in Damascus, half of all car accidents that occured last year in Syria were in Damascus.
Data from the Ports of Tartous and Lattakia for the first quarter of this year show a small increase in container traffic and a decline in bulk cargo.
The Syrian Civil Aviation Authority has obtained a court order seizing the funds of a former Malaysian contractor.
The Ministry of Transport has decided to reduce by 25 percent the fees collected by the country’s maritime ports starting the beginning of this year.
The fleet of Syrianair is down to as little as two planes as the Government appears reluctant to disburse funds to repair the company’s planes.
A second private airline, Fly Damas, has started flying in Syria.
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