In a first in 12 years, Russian civil aviation resume flights to Syria
Russian civil airline Cosmos launches a flight from Makhachkala Airport in Dagestan to the Latakia International Airport, after a 12-year hiatus.
The first Russian civilian passenger plane arrived Friday at Latakia International Airport, with the efforts and support of the Russian Trade Representative and in cooperation with the Syrian Ministry of Transport after a twelve-year hiatus as a result of the war, SANA reported.
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Ziyad Tawil, the director of the Latakia International Airport, told SANA that Russian civil airline Cosmos launched a flight from Makhachkala Airport in Dagestan to Syria, adding that such flights will be on a weekly basis.
The official pointed to the importance of such flights, which signify stability and the return of work in air traffic, as well as the readiness of the Airport to receive all civil flights, indicating that the recent flight is an invitation to other airlines that wish to carry out their flights through Syrian airports.
On his part, the commercial representative of the Russian Federation in Syria, Georgi Asatrian, stressed the importance of this step in promoting tourism and economic and trade cooperation between Russia and Syria.
Asatrian also revealed that other flights will soon be launched from other Russian cities to Damascus, Aleppo, and Latakia, which will strengthen the ties between the two peoples and the two countries.