"The flights between Latakia and Sharjah have resumed. There will be one flight per week," the minister said.
The first aircraft from Sharjah arrived in Latakia at about 4:00 p.m. (13:00 GMT), according to Hammoud. The minister pointed out that the resumption of flights between Latakia and Sharjah would make the air traffic in the airports of Damascus and Beirut less busy.
The airport in Latakia has been operating since December 17, 2016, when the reconstruction works were finished. The flights are organized by the Syria Air airline.