A government committee has completed the preliminary field works required for the establishment of an airport near the city of Tartous, according to local news outlets.
For the second year in a row, Al-Ahliah Transport, one of Syria’s largest transport companies, has reported a steep decline in activity.
The Ministry of Transport has announced that it was going ahead with a deal to purchase ten Ukrainian-made Antonov planes to expand the fleet of Syrianair.
Royal Jordanian is changing the route of its flights between Beirut and Amman in order to avoid the Syrian airspace.
The market for new cars in Damascus dropped dramatically last year according to the city’s transport directorate.
The Syrian government has increased the cost of passenger and goods transport in the wake of the recent rise in the cost of gas oil.
Traffic at Syria’s two commercial maritime ports fell sharply last year, according to the Deputy Minister of Transport.
ICTSI, the operator of one of Syria’s two commercial maritime ports, is pulling out of the country, citing the rising violence.
The clashes that forced the Damascus International Airport to close down for the week-end will likely have long-term effect on its operations.
The volume of freight in Tartous Port declined some 27 percent in the first ten months of the year, according to estimates from the Ministry of Transport.
Damascus Cargo Village posted a decline of 31 percent in its revenues and a sharper reduction of 60 percent in its profits for the first nine months of this year.
Syria’s rail network is entirely out of service, Syria’s PM has said.
Syrianair is adding Amman to its flight schedule and increasing its flights to Beirut as sanctions by the EU and other western countries prevent it from flying to many of its traditional destinations.
Etihad Airways has become the latest international carrier to suspend its flights to Damascus.
Damascus Cargo Village reported a 35 percent decline in revenues in the first half of this year compared to the same period of 2011.


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