Visemar Line is to start operations on May 20 with a ferry service linking Venice with the Syrian port of Tartous, besides the Egyptian Port of Alexandria.
The General Organization for Maritime Transportation, a state-run company, has announced that it has added a new ship to its fleet.
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announced that it will launch a regular service to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo by next June.
The Military Construction Establishment, or Milihouse, is carrying a USD 17.4 million contract to reorganize the road traffic in the Kafer Sousseh district of Damascus.
Syrianair will take delivery in April of two French-made ATR planes, the first planes the national carrier is acquiring in some fifteen years.
Cham Wings, Syria’s only private sector airliner, has added a thirds plane to its fleet, an Airbus A-320.
The Syrian Cabinet has set a deadline of the end of this summer for the completion of the Lattakia-Ariha motorway.
Cham Wings Airlines has announced that it was increasing the frequency of its flights to Istanbul.
The Ministry of Transport paid SYP 1 billion in subsidies last year to finance the discount fares offered to users of the main cities public transport systems, according Yarob Badr, Minister of Transport.
Cham Wings Airlines, Syria’s first private sector airliner, will be expanding its fleet with a new aircraft next month. The Syria Report talks to Ossama Satea, Business Development Manager, on the company’s performance and prospects.
Anadolu Jet has announced the launch of the first non-stop flights from Ankara to Damascus.
Syria’s two main ports, Lattakia and Tartous, registered a significant increase in their traffic last year in spite of the global crisis.
Syria ranked 80th in the world and 9th regionally in the World Bank’s Logistic Performance Index for 2010.
Iberia, Spain’s national air carrier, has announced that it was adding Damascus to its summer schedule.
The Port of Lattakia has acquired four new gantry cranes from the Chinese Dalian Company at a cost of USD 26.5 million.
EDU 2011 Damascus
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