23:42 GMT +325 September 2017
Live
    Damascus international Airport

    Syrian Gov't Seeking Foreign Parters to Build New Damascus Airport Terminal

    © Photo: Wikipedia
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    355540

    Syrian authorities are seeking foreign partners to construct the new terminal for the Damascus International Airport which has lost the major part of its passenger flow since the beginning of the civil war.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – Syria’s Ministry of Transport plans to cooperate with a foreign company in the construction of a new terminal for the Damascus International Airport, Syrian Transport Minister Ali Hammoud told Sputnik.

    "As far as the government’s plan to construct an international airport in Damascus is concerned, we will approach one of international companies specializing in the construction of airports in line with the international specifications," Hammoud said without specifying what companies might be involved.

    The transport minister noted that such assistance would include the examination of construction of a new passenger terminal equipped in accordance with the international standards.

    During the recent transport conference in Geneva, the Syrian representatives called on the forum participants to restore the country’s airlines flights to Europe which are currently suspended, Hammoud noted.

    Damascus International Airport, opened in mid-1970s, is Syria’s busiest airport. Since the beginning of the civil war in the country in 2011, most international airlines have suspended flights to the airport.

    Related:

    Russian, Syrian Military Go on Patrol at Joint Checkpoint in Eastern Ghouta
    World Court Likely to Rule Against Legality of US Military Presence in Syria
    US Presence, Targeting of Syrian Forces Violate Int'l Law - Ex-Senate Adviser
    Tags:
    terminals, airport, Syria, Damascus
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment