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    Cairo to Receive First in 4 Years Int'l Flight From Aleppo Soon - Syrian Airline

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    International flights from the Syrian city of Aleppo to Egypt's Cairo are expected to resume in the near future after a four-year halt, Regional Manager of SyrianAir airline in Egypt Mohammad Suliman said on Monday.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — The Syrian airline currently makes two flights per week between Damascus and Cairo and one flight every two weeks between Latakia and Cairo, Suliman added.

    "Soon Aleppo airport will be brought into service after equipping … Cairo Airport will be the first destination for the flights from Aleppo," Suliman said, as cited by the Sada al-Balad news portal.

    Aleppo was considered the economic capital of the country before the beginning of the civil war in 2011. It had been under militants' control for several years until the Syrian government forces liberated the city in December 2016, and was significantly damaged during the conflict.


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