Region: Middle East


Syria, also known as the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, bordering Turkey and Iraq for the most part. It has three international airports - Damascus International Airport, Aleppo International Airport and Bassel Al-Assad International Airport, which serve as hubs for Syrian Air and are also served by a variety of foreign carriers, including Air Arabia, Nas Air and Royal Jordanian. Syrian Arab Airlines (d/b/a Syrian Airlines) is the flag carrier, operating scheduled international services to over 40 destinations in Asia, Europe and North Africa, as well as domestic services. Its main base is Damascus International Airport. Syria also has a private airline – Cham Wings Airlines, which was established by Syrian businessman Issam Shammout. FlyDamas entered the market as the third Syrian carrier, operating scheduled passenger services from Damascus. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation – Syria is the state regulatory and administrative body for the aviation industry in the country. 

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