Traffic at Syrian airports increased 20 percent on an annual basis in the first half of this year, according to a Government official.
The U.S. Administration blacklist of Syrian companies now includes a number of state entities in the shipping and maritime industry.
Syria is extending its sales tax to include airplanes ticket as the treasury seeks to generate new sources of income.
Cham Wings has resumed today a direct air link between Damascus and Doha.
After a year of relative stabilisation, traffic in Syria’s two main commercial maritime ports declined again in the first half of 2015, according to official data.
A Ukrainian company has begun flights to Lattakia airport, becoming one of the rare European airlines to fly to Syria.
Passenger traffic remains strong at Qamishli Airport, which continues to benefit from the lack of security on Syrian roads.
Syrianair has reportedly managed to buy, through friendly countries, new engines for one of its Airbus aircrafts.
After four years of continuous decline, container volumes increased in 2014 in the Port of Lattakia, although the beginning of this year saw a new decrease.
Syrianair will start flying again to Bahrain, according to a report from a local newspaper.
Cham Wings, Syria’s only private airline, is starting round trips to Kuwait, the company announced in a statement.
The volume of traffic at Tartous Port continued to decline markedly in the first two months of this year.
The fleet of Syrianair, the country’s national airline, is down to four planes after the grounding of an Airbus plane for engine failure, according to local reports.
The Syrian national airline has reported profits in its activity last year as it continues to fly to several destinations in and out of the country.
Syria’s market for new cars remained depressed last year, according to preliminary data from the customs directorate.
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