MAJOR EXPANSION PLANNED FOR DAMASCUS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

BY PAUL COCHRANE, in Damascus

RISING passenger figures and economic reforms have prompted expansion at the Damascus International Airport and have also inspired plans to build three more airports in Syria, while private airliners are taking to the sky for the first time in decades.
With the number of tourists visiting Syria increasing 20% in the past year, and foreign investment flooding in, the country's airports are witnessing a turnaround, with a 10.5% increase in passengers to 3.485 million last year.
The increase in passengers has ...


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