BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The first flight from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Syria was completed on Friday afternoon.
According to the official media wing of Cham Wings Airlines, one of their passenger planes traveled from the UAE’s Sharjah Airport to Syria’s Damascus International Airport.
This is an important step for the two countries, as Syria was only allowing flights from Iran, Russia and Lebanon.
While the UAE and Syria still do not have diplomatic relations, the former has expressed their willingness to restore ties if the situation in the latter improves.
Since the capture of the East Ghouta and southern districts of Damascus, the Syrian government has been pushing to improve their regional relations with countries in the Middle East.
A source from the government told Al-Masdar that Damascus is now working with Jordan to restart flights from Amman to Damacus.