Syrian Arab Airlines will buy new planes next year as aircraft prices have dropped following the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, the director of the company said.
The Iraqi general railways company announced it was starting a weekly scheduled link between Baghdad and Aleppo starting from December 4th, said Al Mustaqbal.
In an interview to Teshreen, Makram Obeid, the Syrian transport minister said that Syrianair, the national airline, should see its carriers' flying time increase from 7 hours to 10 hours per day, before planning to buy any additional plane.
Syria and Jordan are currently carrying out negotiations to modernise and enhance the railway track linking their two capital cities, said Al Sharq al Awsat.
Syrian Airlines has incurred losses of around US$ 6 million since the September 11 attacks in the United States, reported Al Thawra.
Syria and Saudi Arabia signed a deal Sunday to streamline passenger and goods transport between both countries, said Zawya.
The Iraqi General Railway Company announced the beginning of the construction of the railway link between Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, reported Al-Sharq Al-Awsat.
A new joint Syrian-Lebanese airline carrier is to be set up, reported Al Hayat. The CEO of Syrian Arab Airlines (Syrianair), Mr Adnan Shouja' declared that this new company will be held jointly by the two state companies as well as private investors.