Turkish Airlines, one of the few remaining international carriers still flying to Syria, announced that it will stop all flights to the country starting April 1.
Air France, the only remaining European carrier to fly to Syria, has suspended its flights to Damascus, according to local travel agents.
Updated February 23: The number of vehicles on Syrian roads rose 7.88 percent to 2.21 million last year, according to the Ministry of Transport.
Gulf Air and Saudi Arabia Airlines have announced that they were closing their flight services to Damascus.
Damascus Cargo Village, a company handling cargo and warehousing facilities in Damascus International Airport, has reported a steep decline in its revenues and profits last year.
The attacks on Syria’s railway network in the last few months cost the Syrian Railways Organisation, the country’s rail transporter, an estimated SYP 1.7 billion, George Muqaabari, the head of the company, said.
Starting February 16 Syrianair will operate four weekly flights to Iraq on the back of the growing economic ties and religious tourism between the two countries, according to Ghaidaa AbdulLatif, its General Manager.
Syria’s Ministry of Transport said that total activity at its two ports of Lattakia and Tartous declined last year, although by relatively limited proportions.
Al-Ahliah Transport, one of the largest passenger transport companies in the country, announced a 30 percent decline in revenues last year on the back of the unrest resulting from the popular uprising that began in March.
The Damascus Governorate has raised taxi fares following the increase in gasoline prices decided at the end of the year.
Containers traffic at the Port of Lattakia declined 10 percent last year compared to 2011 according to the Lattakia International Container Terminal Company.
Syrianair has announced a resumption of the Aleppo-Beirut route after a suspension of nine years.
Syria has been added to a risk watch list issued by the London marine insurance market association.
Contrary to reports published early last week, Gulf carriers are yet to announce a suspension of their flights to Syria.
Container traffic at the port of Lattakia fell at a year-on-year rate of 10.13 percent at the end of October, although the rate of decline rises to 20 percent for the last five months.
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