Damascus: UAE considers flight resumption by national carriers

Damascus: UAE considers flight resumption by national carriers

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The United Arab Emirates on Sunday said it is weighing the possibility of its national carriers flying to Damascus, the Syrian capital.

The country’s airlines Etihad and Emirates had in 2012 due to security concerns suspended flights to Damascus.

The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) made the disclosure in a statement, following Abu Dhabi’s reopening on Thursday of its embassy in Damascus.

When asked for comment, Etihad Airways said it “does not have immediate plans to resume services to Damascus”, but added that it was “constantly monitoring the situation”.

Emirates also said in a statement it was monitoring the situation but did not have anything to announce at this time.