AMMAN - Syria on Thursday reopened Damascus airport for regular international commercial traffic after a six-month halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, saying it had imposed strict health measures inside the facility.
Airport officials said national flag carrier Syrian Airlines would initially resume scheduled flights to regional destinations including Cairo and Beirut, with a weekly flight to Khartoum and adhoc flights to Kuwait.
The first scheduled flight took off for Cairo, state media said.
Commercial flights were suspended on March 25, just a few days after Syria reported its first Covid-19 infection.
The country has confirmed 4,200 cases of the new coronavirus with 200 deaths since the first case was reported on March 22.