Damascus International Airport

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Damascus International Airport
مطار دمشق الدولي
Damascus - International (DAM - OSDI) AN2190526.jpg
Summary
Airport type Joint (Civil and Military air base)
Operator Directorate General of Civil Aviation
Serves 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
Map
DAM is located in Syria
DAM
DAM
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: DAM, ICAO: OSDI) is the international airport of Damascus, the capital of Syria. Inaugurated in the mid-1970s, it also was the country's busiest airport; in 2010, an estimated 5.5 million passengers used the airport, an increase of more than 50% since 2004.[1]

History[edit]

Aerial view of DAM

Since the onset of the Syrian Civil War, the airport and the road leading to it have been closed intermittently and most international airlines have ceased flights. Several airlines such as Emirates and EgyptAir with former regular service to Damascus have cancelled 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.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The airport features two duty-free outlets, the departures hall also includes an in-house coffee shop, several souvenir shops, three restaurants, and a lounge for first and business class passengers.

The southern part of the airport has hardened aircraft shelters and artillery revetments.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Cham Wings Airlines Al-Qamishli, Baghdad, Beirut, Dubai-International, Istanbul, Kuwait, Muscat, Najaf, Tehran Imam-Khomeini, Yerevan
FlyDamas Al-Qamishli, Baghdad, Basra, Khartoum, Najaf
Mahan Air Tehran Imam-Khomeini
Syrian Air Abu Dhabi, Algiers, Amman–Queen Alia, Baghdad, Bahrain, Cairo, Doha, Dubai–International, Khartoum, Kuwait, Latakia, Moscow-Vnukovo, Najaf, Qamishli, Sharjah
Charter: Beirut, Jeddah, Tehran Imam-Khomeini, Baghdad International Airport

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Fars Air Qeshm Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Syrian Air Aleppo, Qamishli, Tehran–Mehrabad

Accidents and incidents[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Damascus International Airport at Wikimedia Commons