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.
Ukraine's Antonov ANTK, the designer and manufacturer of Antonov cargo and passenger aircrafts is seeking to sell to Syria its 50-passenger AN-140 planes.
Aleppo's airport is expected to increase significantly its traffic after a number of new airliners, particularly from the Gulf countries, have announced the opening of new routes towards that city.
Etihad Airways (EA), the new Abu-Dhabi based luxury airline company is adding an additional flight to Damascus raising its weekly total to 4.
Cyprus Airways has made an official demand to rent eight planes from Syrianair.
Karl-Heinz Daehre, Transport Minister of Saxony Province, announced during a visit to Damascus that Lufthansa was soon to resume its flights to Syria.


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