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Encyclopedia > Syrian Arab Airlines
Syrianair
IATA
RB
ICAO
SYR
Callsign
SYRIANAIR
Founded 1961
Hubs Damascus International Airport Aleppo International Airport
Frequent flyer program Syrian Air Frequent Flyer
Alliance Arab Air Carriers Organization
Fleet size 33
Destinations 51
Headquarters Damascus, Syria
Key people Nachaat Numir (Managing Director)
Website: http://www.syriaair.com
Syrian Boeing 747SP
Syrian Boeing 747SP
Syrian Boeing 727
Syrian Boeing 727

Syrian Arab Airlines (Arabic: مؤسسة الطيران العربية السورية), alternative name Syrianair (السورية) is the national flag-carrier airline of Syria, based in Damascus. It operates scheduled international services to over 40 destinations in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North Africa, as well as domestic services. Its main base is Damascus International Airport. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Damascus International Airport (IATA: DAM, ICAO: OSDI) is a public airport located in Damascus, the capital of Syria. ... Aleppo International Airport (IATA: ALP, ICAO: OSAP) is an international airport serving Aleppo, Syria. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... The Arab Air Carriers Organization (Arabic: الإتحاد العربي للنقل الجوي) is a regional airline trade organization of Arab airlines established in 1965 by the League of Arab States (more commonly known as the Arab League). ... Damascus ( transliteration: , also commonly known as الشام ash-Shām) is the largest city of Syria and is also the capital. ... Managing director is the term used for the chief executive of many limited companies in the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and some other English speaking countries. ... Syrian Boeing 747SP (YK-AHB) landing at London (Heathrow) Airport in August 2004. ... Syrian Boeing 747SP (YK-AHB) landing at London (Heathrow) Airport in August 2004. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 143 KB) Syrian Arab Airlines - Boeing 727 at Berlin-Schönefeld Source: taken by David Herrmann, 22. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 143 KB) Syrian Arab Airlines - Boeing 727 at Berlin-Schönefeld Source: taken by David Herrmann, 22. ... Arabic ( or just ) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... Damascus ( transliteration: , also commonly known as الشام ash-Shām) is the largest city of Syria and is also the capital. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, generally divided politically from Sub-Saharan Africa. ... Damascus International Airport (IATA: DAM, ICAO: OSDI) is a public airport located in Damascus, the capital of Syria. ...


Syrian Arab Airlines is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization. The Arab Air Carriers Organization (Arabic: الإتحاد العربي للنقل الجوي) is a regional airline trade organization of Arab airlines established in 1965 by the League of Arab States (more commonly known as the Arab League). ...

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History

A Syrianair plane on the tarmac in Damascus.

The airline was established by the Government of Syria in October 1961 to succeed Syrian Airways which had been established in 1946. The new Syrian Arab Airlines took over the routes previously controlled by Syrian Airways and United Arab Airlines. The latter had been a short-lived airline formed by the merger of Syrian Airways and Misrair in January 1961 during the union of Syria and Egypt. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 1024 pixel, file size: 348 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Un avion de Syrianair à Damas. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 1024 pixel, file size: 348 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Un avion de Syrianair à Damas. ... A close-up view of some freshly-laid tarmac. ... Damascus ( transliteration: , also commonly known as الشام ash-Shām) is the largest city of Syria and is also the capital. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... EgyptAir (Arabic: مصر للطيران, Misr Lel-Tayaran) is the Cairo-based national airline of Egypt. ...


Syrian Arab Airlines began operation with three Douglas DC-6, two Douglas DC-4 and three Douglas DC-3, serving both domestic and international routes to the east. In summer 1963, Syrianair begin its expansion to the west, starting with Rome and Munich, then London and Paris. Sud Aviation Caravelle 10B3 joined the fleet in October 1965. In 1976, the airline acquired a Boeing 727-200 and 747SP. The Douglas DC-6 is an aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1946 to 1959. ... The designation DC-4 was used by Douglas Aircraft Company when developing the DC-4E as a large, four-engined type to complement its forthcoming DC-3 design. ... The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft, which revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s and is generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made (also see Boeing 707 and Boeing 747). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5... Munich (German: , pronounced  ; Austro-Bavarian: Minga [1]) is the capital of the German Federal State of Bavaria. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... The SE 210 Caravelle was the first short/medium-range jet airliner, produced by the French Sud Aviation firm starting in 1955 (when it was still known as SNCASE). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ... The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is among the most recognizable jet airliners, and is among the largest passenger airliners. ...


In the 1970s, because of the closer political ties between Syria and the Soviet Union, Syrianair acquired Soviet aircraft. This included an Antonov An-26, Ilyushin Il-76 and Yakovlev Yak-40 in the 1970s and Tupolev Tu-134B-3 and Tupolev Tu-154M in the 1980s. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, In the Western world, the focus shifted from the social activism of the sixties to social activities for ones own pleasure, save for environmentalism, which continued in a very visible way. ... Romanian Air Force Antonov An-26 The Antonov An-26 (NATO reporting name: Curl) is a 2-engined light prop transport aircraft and is a development of the An-24 passenger aircraft, with particular attention made to the potential military use. ... Ilyushin Il-76T An Indian Air Force IL-76 in Hawaii, with IAF and US personnel. ... Yak-40 Yak-40 as business jet The Yakovlev Yak-40 (NATO reporting name: Codling) is a small, three-engined regional transport aircraft. ... An Aeroflot Tu-134 sits on the tarmac The Tupolev Tu-134 (NATO reporting name Crusty) was a Russian twin-engined airliner, similar to the American Douglas DC-9. ... The Tupolev Tu-154 (NATO reporting name: Careless) is a Russian medium-range trijet airliner, equivalent to the Boeing 727. ... The 1980s refers to the years of and between 1980 and 1989. ...


A joint service with Royal Jordanian to New York was opened in July 1978. Royal Jordanian Airlines (Arabic: الملكية الأردنية; transliterated: al-Malakiyah al-Orduniyah) is an airline based in Amman, Jordan, operating scheduled international services over four continents. ... NY redirects here. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...


When the United States imposed sanctions on Syria, updates to Syrianair were interrupted until October of 1998, when Airbus A320-200 were bought. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... The Airbus A320 is a short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ...


As of August, 2006, Syrianair was in negotiations to purchase three Ilyushin Il-96-400 long-range aircraft and four Tupolev Tu-204 medium-range aircraft of various modifications.[1][2] The Ilyushin Il-96 is a four-engined long-range Russian widebody airliner. ... Tu 204 at MACS 1999 The Tupolev Tu-204 is a twin-engined medium range Russian airliner capable of carrying 212 passengers. ...



The airline is wholly owned by the Syrian government and employs 5,325 staff.


Destinations

See full article: Syrian Arab Airlines destinations Syrian Arab Airlines flies directly to various locations in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa as well as serving numerous domestic destinations. ...


Fleet

The Syrianair fleet consists of the following aircraft as of August 2006:[3]

Syrian Arab Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 6 150-179
Boeing 727-200 6 70-189
Boeing 747SP 2 276-331
Antonov An-24B 2
Antonov An-26 6
Ilyushin Il-76 1
Ilyushin Il-76M 3
Tupolev Tu-134B 1
Ilyushin Il-96-300 (1 order)
Ilyushin Il-96-400 (2 orders)
Yakovlev Yak-40 5
Yakovlev Yak-40K 1

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References

  1. ^ "Russia Aircraft Industry Lands in Syria." Kommersant. May 18, 2006.
  2. ^ "Russian, Syrian companies agree on plane delivery to Syria." Champress. June 23, 2006.
  3. ^ Flight International, 3-9 October 2006

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Syrian Arab Airlines (237 words)
Syrian Arab Airlines (alternative name Syrianair) is the national flag-carrier of Syria.
The airline began operation with three Douglas DC-6, two DC-4 and three DC-3, and serving both domestic and international routes to the east.
In 1976, the airline accquire Boeing 727-200 and 747SP.
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