United787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2919 posts, RR: 2 Posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3290 times:
Please delete if this has been discussed recently...
How is the situation in Syria affecting the commerical aviation industry there?
Have any airlines suspended operations to DAM? or any other airport in Syria? If yes, is it for security reasons or just because traffic has dropped off?
Is RB (Syrian Arab Airlines) operating normally?
It seems like problem areas in Damascus are fairly localized and not widespread but it is difficult to understand what is really going on there. My wife's family is from Syria and nothing is said on the phone for fear of the regime...
SonomaFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1960 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3236 times:
As things get uglier, expect that sanctions will be enacted by the west to isolate Syria. That will likely include their flag carrier. Aviation is an unfortunate casualty in such ugliness as we are seeing now.
Sky From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2625 times:
All RB flight to AMS are cancelled for february and march. That has 2 reasons. Airbus is boycotting RB and does not deliver any aircraft parts anymore. As far as I know that effected two aircraft. So they need to cancel flights. And the AMS-DAM or BRU-AMS-ALP-DAM flights are as good as empty.
Does anybody know anything about all Freighters from Syria are banned from the European Union countries?
Roseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10201 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2296 times:
Quoting SonomaFlyer (Reply 3): As things get uglier, expect that sanctions will be enacted by the west to isolate Syria. That will likely include their flag carrier. Aviation is an unfortunate casualty in such ugliness as we are seeing now.
There currently is a US embargo against Syria which great restricts the operation of Syrian Air as it limits the availability of some required parts for the A320 fleet.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
tu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 month 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1999 times:
All SU flights operating to DAM are on schedule and load factors have not really dropped. Crews are on normal rotation/layover at DAM. Just a bulletin saying to avoid groups of people and avoid going to areas with protestors.
I do not dream about movie stars, they must dream about me for I am real and they are not. - Alexander Popov
PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 10117 posts, RR: 31
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1780 times:
Quoting Sky (Reply 6): Does anybody know anything about all Freighters from Syria are banned from the European Union countries?
They are banned, but RB IMHO never operated scheduled cargo flights anyhow. They have a couple of An26 and the usual IL76 which are / have been opertated under RB probably for ad hoc charters, but where is the line drawn between civil and military operations here?
Kole Feut un' 'en steiffen Wind gifft 'en krusen Buedel un' 'nen luetten Pint