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