Damascus International AirportEdit profile
Damascus International Airport (Arabic, مطار دمشق الدولي) (IATA: DAM, ICAO: 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. The airport is experiencing significant annual passenger growth rates. In 2010, an estimated 5.5 million passengers used the airport, an increase of more than 50% since 2004. It is currently undergoing much-needed renovations. A new state-of-the-art terminal is expected to be constructed in the near future.Duty Free outlets
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.City Transport
Transport to central Damascus is offered by a taxi company. A private bus company also offers service between the airport and Baramkeh in central Damascus.Airlines and destinations
Accidents and incidents
- On 10 November 1970, a Douglas DC-3 of Saudi Arabian Airlines on a flight from Amman Civil Airport, Jordan to King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh Saudi Arabia was hijacked and diverted to Damascus Airport.
Renovation of Terminal 1 to handle 3.5 million passengers per year.
Construction of a railway connecting the airport to Hijaz station in Damascus.
Construction of a new terminal with the ability to handle 7 million passengers per year.