The Syrian Government has granted a license to establish the first private airline company in Syria to operate scheduled flights.
Following the publication of our article on Sham Wings Airlines in our January 7 edition we have received the following note from Salim Sodah, Vice President of the company.
Sama, a Saudi-based low-fare airline, has announced that it would start servicing Aleppo International Airport from January 13.
Muhibbah Engineering (M) Bhd has won a contract to rehabilitate and upgrade the existing passenger terminal building, road, car parks and parking apron at Damascus International Airport.
Cham Wings Airlines, a private airliner owned by Iraqi and Syrian businessmen, announced in December that it would be flying its first flight from Damascus before the end of the year.
The number of cars registered in Damascus this year until November 26 grew at an annual rate of 20 percent.
Oman Air, the national airline of Oman, has announced that it had appointed Julia Dumna as General Sales Agent in Syria.
Syria ranked 135 out of 150 countries in the world in the Logistics Performance Index released by the World Bank.
Tartous International Container Terminal has announced that it had started commercial operations on October 28.
Passengers’ traffic at Syrian airports reached 3.485 million in 2006, an annual increase of 10.5 percent.
BMI has become the only British air carrier operating flights between Syria and the UK, following its purchase of BMED.
Tartous International Container Terminal (TICT) has announced that it was about to start operations after having finalized all necessary legal requirements.
The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development has accepted to extend a new concessionary loan of KWD 6 million (USD 20 million) for the building of the Hassakeh-Deir-ez-Zor road in north east Syria.
The General Authority for Maritime Transport, known as SYRIAMAR, has contracted to purchase a German-made commercial ship at a cost of EUR 20.5 million.
Turkey and Syria’s railways companies are setting-up a joint USD 30 million company.


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