Syria’s market for new cars remained depressed last year, according to preliminary data from the customs directorate.
Al-Ahliah Transport, a listed passenger transport company, has reported an increase in sales and profits last year.
Syria’s air transport regulator confirmed that its revenues declined significantly last year as most international airlines rerouted away from Syrian airspace.
The Tartous Port has reported a decline in bulk trade last year, while containers traffic increased.
Syrianair transported more than 20,000 passengers on its international flights last month, official data show.
Syria has adopted a new car license plates design, whose introduction will generate billions of Syrian pounds to the government.
The market for cars in Damascus has declined to only 0.5 percent of its level four years ago, according to official data.
Cham Wings, a Syrian private charter airline, said that it began last week its first flight on a domestic route.
Traffic at Syria’s two commercial ports has remained relatively stable in the first nine months of this year compared to the same period of last year, official data show.
At least a dozen regional and international companies are still flying over Syria’s air space in spite of the ongoing war.
Cham Wings, a private charter airline, is planning to resume operations in the next few days, betting on high demand for domestic flights, as roads remain insecure.
Syria plans to open direct shipping lines with Iran and Russia to ease foreign trade ties.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration banned on August 18 all American airlines from flying over Syria.
Contrary to Lattakia’s Port, Syria’s other commercial port, the Port of Tartous witnessed a decline in the volume of cargo handled in the first half of this year.
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