How long does it take to reach Damascus city from Beirut by road?
It takes about 2-3 hours depending on traffic and how long the border passport control and customs takes. Sometimes it will take less than an hour.
How much does it cost (be it a taxi, a limmo or a bus)?
I'm afraid I'll have to refer you to OD720 who I am sure will give you a prompt reply soon.
All I know is it is very cheap by western standards.
how much is an airfare from BEY-DAM, currently?
Currently the only BEY
-DAM service is Syrian Air's 1x weekly (Saturday) A320-200 Damascus (DAM) - Aleppo (ALP) - Beirut (BEY) - Brussels (BRU) - Beirut (BEY) - Aleppo (ALP) - Damascus (DAM)
fly the BEY
-ALP segment or BEY
-ALP-DAM segment, but this flight stops in Beirut simply to pick up more passengers on the way to Brussels.
Since Aleppo is in the north of Syria, this flight will take 3 hours! So it simply isn't practical.
Syrian Air also operates a 1x weekly B727-200 Damascus (DAM) - Beirut (BEY) - Tunis (TUN) - Casablanca (CMN) - Tunis (TUN) - Beirut (BEY) - Damascus (DAM)
, however this flight doesn't operate in the winter. Again, this flight stops in Beirut simply to pick up passengers, although you CAN
fly the DAM-BEY
segment, but it just isn't practical because of the frequency.
So in all honesty, there really is no useful BEY
-DAM service at the moment.
The market is big, so this new regional carrier should be successful if they provide good frequencies and low fares. The flight should take less than 45 minutes and with two aircraft, they can offer quite good frequencies and make it successful.
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