BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 A.M.) – Iraq has made the decision to resume flights to Syria’s Damascus International Airport for the first time in eight years.
The Syrian Ministry of Transport said in a statement on its website that “the Ministry of Transport in the Syrian Arab Republic welcomes the Iraqi Airways’ decision to resume its flights to Damascus International Airport, and we await with pleasure to receive the first flights on Saturday, May 18th, 2019.”
In its statement, the Syrian Transport expressed its ‘readiness’ to receive Iraqi Airways’ business and cooperation.
A source from the Iraqi Airways announced last Monday that their airlines will resume its flights to the Syrian capital, Damascus, after stopping its flights in 2011.
Syria and Iraq have been working to improve their diplomatic and economic relations, despite a turbulent few years after the fall of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
Furthermore, both countries are now working to reopen the strategic international highway that links Baghdad and Damascus; this will be a major boost to both economies.