Damascus International Airport

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Damascus International Airport
مطار دمشق الدولي
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IATA: DAMICAO: OSDI
DAM is located in Syria
DAM
DAM
Location of airport in Syria
Summary
Airport type Joint (Civil and Military)
Operator Directorate General of Civil Aviation
Serves Damascus
Location Damascus, Syria
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 2,020 ft / 616 m
Coordinates 33°24′41.48″N 36°30′56.01″E / 33.4115222°N 36.5155583°E / 33.4115222; 36.5155583Coordinates: 33°24′41.48″N 36°30′56.01″E / 33.4115222°N 36.5155583°E / 33.4115222; 36.5155583
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05R/23L 11,811 3,600 Asphalt
05L/23R 11,804 3,598 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Passengers 5,500,000

Damascus International Airport (Arabic, مطار دمشق الدولي) (IATA: DAMICAO: OSDI) is a public airport located in Damascus, the capital of Syria. Officially opened in the mid-1970s, DAM is Syria's busiest international airport. In 2010, an estimated 5.5 million passengers used the airport, an increase of more than 50% since 2004.[1]

Since the onset of the Syrian civil war, the airport and the road leading to it have been closed intermittently, and all international airlines have ceased flights.[2]

History[edit]

Aerial view of DAM

Syrian civil war[edit]

Several airlines such as Emirates and Egypt Air with regular service to Damascus have canceled their flights to Damascus. British Airways stopped flying to Damascus in May 2012 as well, while Royal Jordanian stopped in July 2012. In November and December 2012, intense fighting was reported around the airport, prompting a two-day closure.[3] Only Syrian Air continues to offer regularly scheduled service from this airport.

Facilities[edit]

The airport features two duty-free outlets. The largest of these, operated by Syrian company Ramak. The departures hall also includes an in-house coffee shop, several souvenir shops, three restaurants, and a business/first-class lounge.

Airline and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Syrian Air Aleppo, Algiers, Amman-Queen Alia, Cairo, Dubai, Kuwait, Latakia, Moscow-Vnukovo, Najaf, Qamishli, Sharjah, Tehran-Imam Khomeini

Ground transport[edit]

Transport to central Damascus is offered by a taxi company.[citation needed] A private bus company also offers service between the airport and Baramkeh in central Damascus.[citation needed]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Damascus International Airport at Wikimedia Commons