Commercial passenger services start again between Syria and Russia

posted on 5th July 2018 by Justin Burns
Commercial passenger services start again between Syria and Russia

Syria once again has a direct scheduled service to Russia after six years without a non-stop route after Cham Wings Airlines landed in Moscow yesterday (4 July).

The airline’s Twitter feed posted pictures of the Airbus A320 landing at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport which had taken off from Damascus International Airport.

Commercial passenger services were stopped in August 2012 between Syria and Russia due to the rising conflict in Syria. Aeroflot did previously operate the route.

The Moscow route is Cham Wings Airlines’ third route outside of the Middle East as it services Yerevan in Armenia and Khartoum in Sudan. It also flies to Sharjah, Muscat, Baghdad, Tehran, Kuwait, Beirut, Basra and other destinations in the Middle East.

(Picture courtesy of Cham Wings Airlines’ Twitter feed)