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Flydubai considering resumption of flights to Damascus

GDN Online Desk

Abu Dhabi – UAE's low-cost airline, Flydubai, is studying the possibility of resuming its flights to the Syrian capital, Damascus.

The United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) earlier announced that it’s evaluating the possibility of national carriers resuming flights to Damascus.

In a statement to Emarat Alyoum, a Flydubai spokesperson unveiled the plan, stressing compliance with GACA instructions and directives to the national carriers.

He said that Flydubai would be unveil its decision once the UAE regulator announces results of its assessment. 

GACA director-general Saif Al-Suwaidi said any resumption of flights would be pending a decision from the regulator to lift the ban imposed on services Syria.

He revealed that a GACA specialised committee would dispatched soon to assess the situation at the Damascus International Airport and the possibility of lifting the ban.

The committee will then submit a detailed evaluative report to GACA officials who are set to take a decision soon.

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