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Damascus Airport Update?  
User currently offlinetonytifao From Brazil, joined Mar 2005, 1036 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2549 times:

I have read that Damascus airport is closed. Does anyone have more information? Just curious on what kind of measures have airlines taken in regards to crew and flights to Damascus.

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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2398 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

Emirates has suspended operations until further notice, but EgyptAir still is planning to resume operations today and is selling seats for the flights today.


Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

Quoting tonytifao (Thread starter):
Just curious on what kind of measures have airlines taken in regards to crew and flights to Damascus.

I have no direct information, but I think it would be safe to assume that

1) Pilot's discretion upon arrival at the airport area that it is safe to land,
2) Crew stays on the aircraft, or at a minimum does not depart the immediate gate area,
3) Same crew flies the aircraft out. No overnights or extended stays.

Airlines do not want their aircraft, or crews, on the ground long at airports in areas under potential conflict.


User currently offlinespinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

Are any carriers left flying to Damascus?

User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

Apparently EgyptAir tried to fly into Damascus yesterday, but the flight was turned back to Cairo.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/12...-bad-security-situation-officials/


User currently offlineklwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2101 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

Is Syrian Arab Airlines even still flying? I know Turkey forced one of their planes to land recently. Their website acts as if there is nothing wrong.

User currently offlinethenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2685 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

Quoting klwright69 (Reply 5):
Is Syrian Arab Airlines even still flying?

I have a month and a half old source that says yes. ALP-EVN.

http://armenpress.am/eng/news/696790...yerevan-aleppo-yerevan-flight.html

Thenoflyzone



us Air Traffic Controllers have a good record, we haven't left one up there yet !!
User currently offlineseansasLCY From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1868 times:

Quoting klwright69 (Reply 5):

Is Syrian Arab Airlines even still flying? I know Turkey forced one of their planes to land recently. Their website acts as if there is nothing wrong.

There was a flight to Moscow the other day operated by a A320.


User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2398 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

All of their five A320-200s have been flying today on flights from Damascus to Cairo, Khartoum, Kuwait and Yerevan and from Aleppo to Cairo. The sixth A320-200 obviously is damaged and on the ground in Damascus following the helicopter collission. Earlier this month Syrianair has also been flying to Abu Dhabi, Algiers, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Moscow Vnukovo, Riyadh etc. Their A320 fleet is equipped with ACARS so can easily be tracked. I would assume their loads are really bad but most probably they will keep flying for as long as they can.


Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
User currently offlineyegbey01 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1732 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

Quoting Thomas_Jaeger (Reply 8):
All of their five A320-200s have been flying today on flights from Damascus to Cairo, Khartoum, Kuwait and Yerevan and from Aleppo to Cairo. The sixth A320-200 obviously is damaged and on the ground in Damascus following the helicopter collission. Earlier this month Syrianair has also been flying to Abu Dhabi, Algiers, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Moscow Vnukovo, Riyadh etc. Their A320 fleet is equipped with ACARS so can easily be tracked. I would assume their loads are really bad but most probably they will keep flying for as long as they can.

One would assume that loads are probably good on the way out and very poor on the way in.

My guess is that BEY and AMM are doing well picking up passengers headed to or leaving DAM


User currently offlineklwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2101 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1507 times:

I am watching Al-Jazeera right now. They say most flights at the Damascus airport are cancelled. The rebels are near the airport.

however they were not specific as to what constitutes most flights.


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