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Jordan's State Carrier to Resume Direct Flights to Damascus from Oct. 3

Jordan's State Carrier to Resume Direct Flights to Damascus from Oct. 3

Tuesday, 28 September, 2021 - 11:30
Planes that belong to the Royal Jordanian Airlines and other companies are parked at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan February 23, 2020. (Reuters)

Jordan's state carrier Royal Jordanian (RJ) will resume direct flights to Damascus from Oct. 3, an official statement on state-owned Mamlaka television said.


Flights had been suspended at the start of the decade-old conflict in Syria.


The decision was part of several steps taken at the end of a two-day ministerial meeting held in Amman between the two countries on boosting trade, investment and transport ties.


Jordan will fully reopen its main border crossing with Syria from Wednesday, Jordanian government and industry officials said on Monday.


The move was to help ease the flow of goods hit by the pandemic and a decade of conflict, they added.


Jordan, which supported mainstream opposition factions fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's rule, has pushed for rapprochement with Damascus in recent months, officials said.


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