Transport

15-11-2005
The port of Tartous is expected to handle 11.7 million tons for the whole of 2005, from 9.8 million tons last year, according to the Minister of Transport Makram Obeid. In the first nine months of this year total volume handled had already reached 9.7 ...
15-11-2005
Syrianair occupancy rate went up to 95 percent for the first nine months of the year 2005, according to Director General Nashaat Numeir.
01-10-2005
Syrian Arab Airlines is planning to rent planes in order to increase capacity and meet increasing demand, according to the Director General of the company, Nashaat Numayr.
01-10-2005
The Syrian government issued for the first time a license to an air transport company fully owned by the private sector to operate in Syria.
15-09-2005
The total lengths of motorways in Syria should double to a total of 2,300 kms at the end of the coming 5-year plan from 1,100 kms at the moment, according to Makram Obeid Minister of Transport.
02-07-2005
The Hijaz Railways Corporation (HRC), one of the two operators of the Syrian Railways network, has awarded a contract to Lebanon’s Rock Wall Company (RWC) for the building of a dual lane electric rail link between Damascus International Airport a...
16-06-2005
The 2004 income of Tartous port stood at SYP 2.585bn (USD 48.7m) in 2004, according to Zaki Nagib, DG of the Tartous Port Company.
03-06-2005
Airbus is the only company to have put forward an offer for the supply of seven aircrafts to Syrian Arab Airlines, the national air carrier, according to Makram Obeid, Minister of Transport.
16-05-2005
A monorail track will run through the Syrian capital within two years, according to the Syrian minister of transport, Makram Obeid, after the government approved a Malaysian project in that sense.
16-05-2005
The Air Taxi project has been finally licensed by the Investment Higher Council (IHC). The Air Taxi will operate as a shuttle airliner between Damascus, Lebanon and several regional cities.
02-05-2005
In a move to promote tourism to Syria, the economic committee in the Cabinet has approved exempting both Arabic and foreign charter flights to Syria from paying airport charges for use of runways and for ground services.
01-03-2005
The Syrian Railways Corporation (SRC) has ordered 10 new train sets from Korea’s ROTEM, according to Abdel Monem al-Bam its director-general.
09-02-2005
Lattakia Port Company (LPC) handled 5.5m tonnes of goods last year, an increase of 688,000 tonnes from 2003, and made revenues of SYP 1.653 billion, Minister of Transport Makram Obeid has announced.
10-01-2005
Menajet, a low-cost air carrier has launched twice-weekly flights from Beirut to Aleppo.
01-11-2004
The Syrian Ministry of Transport (MOT) has asked developers to submit offers to build road projects on a BOT (Build Operate Transfer) basis for the first time in Syria.