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New Syrian airline takes-off

May 2nd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Business, Travel

Lu’lua (Syrian Pearl) has become Syria’s first private airline.

picture-21Lu’lua is owned by SyrianAir, plus a number of private Syrian and Kuwaiti companies.

It has launched flights to Aleppo, Deir Az Zour and Qamishli using a single aircraft. Next week, it will gain a second plane, and will add Lattakia to its schedules.

The single aircraft they are operating is being put through a punishing daily routine. It will barely be out of the skies. At 7am it flies from Damascus to Aleppo and back. At 10am it makes a return trip to Qamishli. An hour and a half on the ground in Damascus, and it’s off to Deir Az Zour. And then at 7pm, a final excursion to Aleppo and back.

When they get their second plane, they will be doubling the number of daily flights to Aleppo, Deir Az Zour and Qamishli – and adding a twice-weekly service to Lattakia.

It follows the launch of Cham Wings airline, which is affiliated with state-owned SyrianAir. Cham Wings only operates the Damascus-Baghdad route.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Maysaloon // May 8, 2009 at 4.52 pm

    Umm…I wouldn’t really fly those things just yet…

  • 2 Umniya // May 10, 2009 at 9.28 am

    ironically enough the syrian captains are know to be among the best in the area.
    the syrian airline hasn’t registered any incident since it was opened, though our planes can hardly be called a plane.
    for me the most trustworthy to take is the syrian airline.

  • 3 sally // Feb 5, 2010 at 5.30 pm

    hi iam sally iam from jordan ,my mam from syria
    i work in fly dubai as CCCM ,i would like to ask
    about the air lin
    and if any vacancy
    iwanna to know

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