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.
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.
The Syrian Railways Corporation (SRC) has ordered 10 new train sets from Korea’s ROTEM, according to Abdel Monem al-Bam its director-general.
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.
Menajet, a low-cost air carrier has launched twice-weekly flights from Beirut to Aleppo.
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.
Syrianair has issued a tender for the purchase of seven new planes, including one optional.
Syrianair is increasing its fleet following a decision by its board to purchase seven new planes. The order is the first important decision of its newly-set independent Board of Directors.
The new airliner is expected to carry 500,000 passengers by the end of its fifth year of operations. It will use Mazzeh airport as its main hub and headquarters.


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