3 million passengers used Syrian airports in 2005, according to preliminary figures from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation published in al-Thawra.
Revenues of the Hijaz Railway Organization (HRO) generated revenues of SYP 220 million (USD 4 million) in 2005. This was 10 percent over the planned income figure of SYP 200 million.
The volume of goods that are handled by Syria’s two main container ports continued to increase at a significant pace.
Syria's Transport Ministry signed a contract with the Chinese Zijan Timis Company whereby 600 buses will be imported to the country.
Damascus will have to wait before it can have its first innercity transport network after the Syrian government rejected the monorail project put forward by Malaysia’s Mtrans.
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 ...
Syrianair occupancy rate went up to 95 percent for the first nine months of the year 2005, according to Director General Nashaat Numeir.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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