Syrianair (144)

15-10-2012

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.

10-09-2012

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.

30-07-2012

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

23-07-2012

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.

23-07-2012

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.

09-07-2012

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.

02-07-2012

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

01-04-2012

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.

15-02-2012

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

01-02-2012

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.

21-12-2011

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

20-10-2011

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.

09-03-2011
23-01-2011

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

27-12-2010

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.

13-12-2010

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.

24-10-2010
Qatar Airways has signed an open sky agreement with the Syrian Civil Aviation Authority, the first such agreement signed by Syria.
09-08-2010

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

28-06-2010
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.
14-06-2010

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.

03-05-2010
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.
26-04-2010
The Damascus Community School, also known as the American School in Damascus, will reopen its doors next year and open registration on May 2.
19-04-2010

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

29-03-2010

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

22-02-2010
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.
15-02-2010
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.
04-01-2010

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.

21-12-2009
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.
19-10-2009

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.             

31-08-2009

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

27-07-2009
The US Administration has lifted some of the economic sanctions it is imposing on Syria, according to the Syrian Ambassador in Washington, Imad Mustafa.
29-06-2009
The United States has announced that it was reappointing an ambassador to Damascus four years after it withdrew its envoy there.
22-06-2009

Syrian Pearl Airways, a subsidiary of Cham Holding, has suspended its operations a month after their launch.

19-04-2009

Syrian Pearl Airways will launch its operations early next month, after it receives two BAE 146-300 aircrafts leased from Orion Air, a Spanish charter carrier, according to AbdelRahman Al-Attar, chairman of the company.

12-04-2009

Syrianair has announced that it has been operating a new leased plane since March 11.

08-03-2009

Syrianair has announced that it will lease an Airbus 320 plane from Jordan Aviation, a privately-owned commercial airline based in Amman.

18-01-2009
Jazeera Airways has announced that it was launching a new route to Deir-ez-Zor.
29-09-2008
Cham Wings Airlines has announced that it had concluded negotiations to lease two Airbus A319 aircrafts for a period of three years.
22-09-2008
The visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy to Damascus on September 3rd and 4th was concluded with the signing of a number of commercial agreements and memoranda of understanding between French and Syrian companies and institutions.
08-09-2008

Syrian Pearl Airways is considering buying airplanes from Brazilian manufacturer Embraer, according to Said Al-Hakim, Commercial Director of the Syrian Civil Aviation Authority.

18-08-2008

Syrianair will add two new Airbus planes to its fleet before the end of the year under a lease contract, according to Ya'rob Badr, Minister of Transport.

18-08-2008

Syrian Airways Pearl, Syria's first privately-owned airliner, has been formally established following the company's first assembly general held last week in Damascus.

28-07-2008
Abdallah Dardari, Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Economic Affairs concluded a 2-day trip to France on the footsteps of the Syrian President visit to Paris in July 13 and 14.
23-06-2008
UAE airlines will have unlimited access to Syrian airports, except Damascus’, following an agreement between the Civil Aviation Authorities of the two countries
16-06-2008
Syrianair carried a total of 1.271 million passengers in 2007 according to Yarob Badr, Minister of Transport.
12-05-2008
George W. Bush announced on May 7 that he was extending economic sanctions against Syria for another year.
21-04-2008
Cham Holding has signed a memorandum of understanding with Amlak Finance to establish a new venture, Amlak Finance - Syria.
24-03-2008

The Syrian Parliament has passed a law establishing Pearl Aviation, Syria’s first private airline company.