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After 7 years Jordan’s flights resume Syrian air space

Jordan allows airlines to resume flights in Syrian air space after a seven-year suspension as the Damascus government edges closer to ridding the entire country of foreign-backed terrorists.

In a statement carried by Jordan News Agency (Petra) on Monday, Jordan Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission announced that the permission was issued following a series of safety assessments.

National airline companies wishing to operate via the Syrian airspace are required to submit an assessment of air safety risks in addition to using a specific route and cruising at a set altitude, read the statement.

The regulatory commission further noted that it was still evaluating the conditions of Syrian airports, especially the Damascus International Airport.

Royal Jordanian, the flag carrier airline of the kingdom, confirmed that it was aware of the commission’s permission, adding, however, that the airline would assess the situation before taking any decision in this regard.

Back in 2012, Royal Jordanian halted flights over Syria and re-routed them.

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