The transport sector continues to benefit from the favours of Syria's economic decision makers.
The first half of the year has seen a growth of 13.6 percent in passenger traffic at Syria's five airports (Damascus, Aleppo, Lattakia, Deir-ez-Zor, Qamishli) in comparison with the same period of last year, to reach a total of 1.2 million passengers.
Chemins de Fer Syriens (CFS), the state-owned railway authority will be investing up to SYP60 billion (USD1.2 billion) in the coming five years to develop its network, according to its director-general, Iyad Ghazal.
Sweden's Scania, one of the world's leading manufacturers of heavy trucks, buses and engines, has announced that its sales in Syria are set to reach record heights this year, with over 100 trucks already sold in the first eight month of the year.
Syria's ministry of transport is carrying out a feasibility study for the building of a new airport in Deir ez-Zor, in the eastern part of the country, with a capacity of 1 million passengers a year, reported Teshreen.
Syrianair has introduced a new "frequent flyer" program which aims at developing customers loyalty towards the company.
Syria and Oman are planning to increase the frequency of air flights between them during talks in Damascus, tomorrow.
The Syrian government has banned the import of diesel vans, in a move designed at reducing pollution in the country.
Rory Black has been promoted from his post as British Airways Country Manager Jordan and Syria to become the airline's area manager for the Levant, covering operations in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.
Syria and Britain have decided to increase the number of flights between them.
The two gulf airlines, Emirates and Gulf Air have been granted new landing rights in Syria to allow the carriers to expand their services.
The joint transport company has seen its prospects improve with a reduction of its losses by around 25 percent last year and with profits expected for this year.
The Syrian national air carrier has announced that beginning this summer it will start operating two new routes to Dubaï and Casablanca from Beirut's International Airport (BIA).
Hertz Syria has reduced its car rental rates throughout the country as part of an ongoing campaign to boost customer service and increase value for money.
Construction of the railway linking the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli to the Syrian border has started.
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