Two train routes between Iraq and Syria will enter into operation within weeks to help strengthen economic and business ties between the two countries.
The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has provided Syria a loan of USD 30 million to part-finance the construction of the Raqqa-Deir-ez-Zor-Hassakeh motorway.
Cham Wings Airlines has announced the launch of its first scheduled flights to the Iraqi city of Najaf on April 20.
Syrian Pearl Airways will launch its operations early next month, after it receives two BAE 146-300 aircrafts leased from Orion Air, a Spanish charter carrier, according to AbdelRahman Al-Attar, chairman of the company.
Syrianair has announced that it has been operating a new leased plane since March 11.
Flights between Damascus and the United Arab Emirates will increase significantly following an agreement between the civil aviation authorities of the two countries.
Syrianair has announced that it will lease an Airbus 320 plane from Jordan Aviation, a privately-owned commercial airline based in Amman.
A train route will link Aleppo with Mersin through Adana, south of Turkey, starting March 13, according to Erol Inan, from Turkish State Railways.
Revenues of Al-Ahliah Transport Company, one of the largest transport firms in Syria, increased by 40 percent last year.
Tartous International Container Terminal, the company managing the containers terminal of the Port of Tartous, has been allowed by the Government to handle transshipments, according to a statement from its mother company, ICTSI.
The Port of Lattakia and a consortium led by CMA-CGM formally signed on February 1 the contract for the management of the containers terminal of the port.
Activity at the Port of Tartous rose last year according to preliminary figures from the Ministry of Transport.
Jazeera Airways has announced that it was launching a new route to Deir-ez-Zor.
Activity at the Port of Lattakia posted a slight increase in 2008, according to its director general, Suleiman Baloush.
Syria and Turkey have signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a joint railway factory in Aleppo.
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