Syria and Britain have decided to increase the number of flights between them.
The two gulf airlines, Emirates and Gulf Air have been granted new landing rights in Syria to allow the carriers to expand their services.
The joint transport company has seen its prospects improve with a reduction of its losses by around 25 percent last year and with profits expected for this year.
The Syrian national air carrier has announced that beginning this summer it will start operating two new routes to Dubaï and Casablanca from Beirut's International Airport (BIA).
Hertz Syria has reduced its car rental rates throughout the country as part of an ongoing campaign to boost customer service and increase value for money.
Construction of the railway linking the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli to the Syrian border has started.
The Syrian-Algerian higher committee ended its meeting in Damascus yesterday with the signing of a series of agreements, in particular in the maritime transport field.
BCEOM, a French engineering group, is currently carrying a feasibility study for the development of a mass transport network for the city of Damascus.
British Airways is set to increase its services to Aleppo, Syria, from 01st April as part of further improvements to its Summer 2002 schedule.
Syria and Iraq have signed two new agreements that aim to promote air, rail and road transport between them.
The Director General of the Syrian Civil Aviation Authority (DGCAA), Hussein Mahfouz, announced that the authority recently purchased three radar systems valued at USD50 million.
According to Makram Obeid, Minister of Transport, expansion works are currently carried out at Damascus International Airport to increase its capacity to five million passengers a year.
A delegation from the European Investment Bank (EIB) will visit Syria on March 9, 2002 to study the Tartous Port modernisation project and the possibility of partly financing it.
Air traffic between Britain and Syria is expected to increase after the signing of a bilateral cooperation agreement between the two countries.
The Syrian government has set aside USD34 million for the rehabilitation of port of Tartous.