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Syrianair transported more than 20,000 passengers on its international flights last month, official data show.


Syria’s income from air traffic has declined by almost three quarters year-on-year as most international companies have rerouted their flight plans.


The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration banned on August 18 all American airlines from flying over Syria.


Syrianair has announced that its safety accreditation has been renewed by IATA.


Syria has repaired two of its civilian aircrafts in Iran, according to local press reports.


A new Syrian private airliner will start flying a daily round trip from Damascus to Kuwait starting March 30.


Syrian Airlines is going to resume regular flights between Damascus and Aleppo, a spokesman of the company said.


Syria’s transport industry lost some 61 billion Syrian pounds from the conflict according to the Minister of Transport.


Syrianair has suspended all its flights to Egypt, the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority has announced.


Syrianair resumed on Wednesday its flights to Cairo as Egypt announced that it had eased again the requirements imposed on Syrians to enter its territory.


Syrianair has signed a contract with a new computer reservation system following its removal from the SITA network.


Syrianair has been cut off from the SITA network, which provides reservation and other services to air carriers.


The government has named a number of new managers and officials at the ministry of transport and in the companies affiliated to it.


The US Treasury froze last week the assets of Syrianair, among several other entities and individuals it has blacklisted.


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.


The European Union has amended its blacklist of Syrian individuals and entities and issued new restrictions on Syrianair and on arms trade.


The forced landing of a Syrian commercial plane in Turkey last week has heightened tensions among the two countries and led to a twin airspace ban that will disrupt further Syria’s international transport links.


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.


The European Union has published the names of Syrian entities and individuals that were included to its sanctions list last week.


The American Administration has added 35 new names of Syrian individuals and institutions to its sanctions list, while the EU announced new measures against the Syrian government.


The latest round of violence in Syria has pushed the few remaining airliners operating in the country to announce a suspension or a reduction of their flights to Damascus citing falling passenger numbers and security conditions.


The number of passengers that used the Airport of Qamishli, in the northeast of the country, rose to over 30,205 in the first six months of the year.


Syrianair is finalizing discussions with a Russian manufacturer to buy new regional aircrafts, its general manager, Ghaidaa AbdulLatif, said.


Syrianair, Syria’s state-owned national carrier, is benefitting from the withdrawal of international companies from the market and the unrest in various parts of the country to increase the size of its operations.


Updated February 15: Syria raised the prices of petroleum coke and kerosene sold in the local market as well as that of fertilisers.


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.


Syrianair has announced a resumption of the Aleppo-Beirut route after a suspension of nine years.


On September 28 Syrianair signed a memorandum of understanding for the purchase of three medium range Russian-made Tupolev aircrafts that are designed to meet the latest international safety and environment standards.


Syrianair, the country’s embattled national carrier, has issued a tender for the restructuring of its operations.


Syrianair has signed a contract to refurbish its two ageing Boeing 747 planes with AlSalam Aircraft, a Saudi-based Boeing subsidiary, according to a local daily.


The Ministry of Finance is issuing on December 13 SYP 2 billion worth of Treasury Bills with maturities of three and six months, the first issue of Government securities in decades.

Qatar Airways has signed an open sky agreement with the Syrian Civil Aviation Authority, the first such agreement signed by Syria.

The Ministry of Transport has released half year figures for various sectors of the transport industry.

HOBOOB, or the state-owned General Organisation for Cereals Trade and Processing, has secured the total financing it requires to purchase the 2010-2011 wheat crop.

Syrianair, Syria's national air carrier, has announced that it was re-launching flights to several destinations, following its purchase of two ATR-72 planes.

Syrianair will be able to repatriate and use again its two A-320 planes currently blocked in Germany after the company maintaining the engines, Lufthansa Technik (LHT), announced that it had received an export license from the US Administration.
The Damascus Community School, also known as the American School in Damascus, will reopen its doors next year and open registration on May 2.

Syrianair has taken delivery of the two ATR 72-500 planes it purchased recently from French-Italian manufacturer, Avions de Transport Régional.


Syrianair will take delivery in April of two French-made ATR planes, the first planes the national carrier is acquiring in some fifteen years.

The White House announced on February 16 the appointment of Robert Ford as its new ambassador in Damascus, five years after the withdrawal of the previous American ambassador in Syria.
Cham Wings Airlines, Syria’s first private sector airliner, will be expanding its fleet with a new aircraft next month. The Syria Report talks to Ossama Satea, Business Development Manager, on the company’s performance and prospects.

The US Department of Commerce has refused to grant an export license to European plane manufacturer Airbus for the sale of planes to Syrianair, according to Yarob Badr, Syria’s Minister of Transport.

Syrian Arab Airlines is considering buying two French-manufactured turboprop ATR 72-500s airplanes in a move that would help it avoid a total halt of its services.

The fleet of Syrian Arab Airlines has been reduced to three aircrafts after the US Government intervened to ground the engines of two of the planes that were under repair in Germany, The Syria Report has learned.             


After repeated failures to buy European manufactured airplanes, Syrianair, the national carrier, is looking again at procurements from Russia.

The US Administration has lifted some of the economic sanctions it is imposing on Syria, according to the Syrian Ambassador in Washington, Imad Mustafa.
The United States has announced that it was reappointing an ambassador to Damascus four years after it withdrew its envoy there.