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Syrian Arab Airlines, also known as Syrian Arab Airlines, is the national flag carrier of Syria.
The number of flights operated by the airline has declined since 2011, as a result of the Arab Spring and subsequent Syrian war. Today, the airline operates flights to 11 countries and 14 international airports, across Asia, Europe and North Africa. Destinations include Russia, Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Sudan, Libya, Jordan, Abu Dhabi and Tunisia.
Syrian Air has a customer service department at Damascus airport, its hub airport, to provide support to customers.
Economy: 1 piece of hand luggage in the aircraft cabin is permitted per passenger. The max weight is 8 kg, and max dimensions are: 50/40/25 cm.
Business: 1 piece of hand luggage in the aircraft cabin is permitted per passenger. The max weight is 10 kg, and max dimensions are: 50/40/25 cm.
In addition to the carry-on baggage, one small personal item is allowed. The following items will be accepted: size brief case or ladies hand bag, one coat, ne umbrella, one walking stick, one small camera or binoculars.
Syrian Air does not provide checked baggage information; baggage allowance varies and will need to be confirmed at the time of booking.
Check-in for flights on narrow-body aircraft opens 3 hours before scheduled departure, and closes 45 minutes before scheduled departure.
Check-in for flights on wide-body aircraft opens 4 hours before scheduled departure, and closes 60 minutes before scheduled departure.
Syrian Air does not currently provide online check-in.
On most of its planes, Syrian Air provides two travel classes: Economy Class and Business Class. The airline is dedicated to providing all passengers with a comfortable experience and premium service.
On every flight, meals are served. Light meals or sandwiches are also provided on short routes after the main meal.
Wide and comfortable seats, with back and foot rests that can be adjusted at the push of a button. Seats are configured to maximise personal space.
Benefits include an exclusive check-in counter. Business passengers can enjoy the private lounge at Damascus International Airport, which provides a business work space and high-speed internet connection.
Onboard the plane, Business is located in a separate cabin. Meals are served, including the main meal, appetizers, salads and Damascene sweets.
Seats recline up to 72°. Backrests and footrests are fully adjustable. Headrests and armrests are padded, and extra legroom is provided. Seats are configured in a way that provides the largest possible space for passengers.
On every flight, complimentary snacks and meals (flight length depending) are served. Complimentary alcohol, including wine, is served on Syrian Air Airlines international flights.
Business Class: Meals are prepared from three selections of red meat or white meat, and served with appetizers, salads, Damascene, and other complementary sweets such as cakes, gateau, etc. Western pastries and breakfast meals are also served, depending on the time of flight, and consist of cheese and honey. Only the highest quality ingredients are used.
Economy: A variety of light meals and sandwiches are provided on short routes, as well as a main meal on longer flights.
The airline states that a number of special meals are offered on flights.
Business Class Passengers can enjoy watching movies onboard Syrian Air flights. Note that there are no personal entertainment systems; TV's are overhead/wall mounted.
Onboard WiFi is not available.
Accurate as of 2019
|AIRCRAFT TYPE||IN SERVICE||ORDERED||PASSENGER NUMBER||NOTES|
|Airbus A320-200||6||/||Economy: 144
|3 currently stored|
|Airbus A340-300||1||/||Economy: 223
|ATR 72-500||2||/||Economy: 68
|2 currently stored|
|Irkut MC-21||/||15||Economy: TBC
Accurate as of 2019
|Algeria||Algiers||Houari Boumediene Airport|
|Bahrain||Muharraq||Bahrain International Airport|
|Egypt||Cairo||Cairo International Airport (CAI)|
|India||Mumbai||Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport|
|Iraq||Baghdad||Baghdad International Airport|
|Iraq||Najaf||Al Najaf International Airport|
|Jordan||Amman||Queen Alia International Airport|
|Kuwait||Kuwait City||Kuwait International Airport|
|Lebanon||Beirut||Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport|
|Qatar||Doha||Hamad International Airport|
|Romania||Bucharest||Henri Coandă International Airport|
|Russia||Moscow||Vnukovo International Airport|
|Sudan||Khartoum||Khartoum International Airport|
|Syria||Aleppo||Aleppo International Airport|
|Syria||Damascus||Damascus International Airport|
|Syria||Latakia||Bassel Al-Assad International Airport|
|Tunisia||Tunis||Tunis–Carthage International Airport|
|United Arab Emirates||Abu Dhabi||Abu Dhabi International Airport|
|United Arab Emirates||Dubai||Dubai International Airport (DXB)|
|United Arab Emirates||Sharjah||Sharjah International Airport|
Syrian Air is not part of an airline alliance. It was a member of the Arabesk Airline Alliance, an unofficial airline alliance combrised of Arab based airlines. The alliance is no longer recognised. Syrian Air remains a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization, which is comprised of over 30 constituent airline members and provides a framework for cooperation amongst members.
There are no frequent flyer memberships available for Syrian Air.
Damascus International Airport is the international airport of Syria and has two runways and receives 7 million passengers every year. Other airlines that fly to the airport include Cham Wings Airlines, FlyDamas and Fly Baghdad.
Image Credit: Igor Bubin, via Wikipedia Commons
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