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Cheap flights from Syria

Syria is one of the larger states of the Middle East. Syria is bordered to the north by Turkey, to the east by Iraq, to the south by Jordan and Israel, and to the southwest by Lebanon. The country also has a short coastline on the east Mediterranean Sea. A moderately large country, the population of Syria is predominately Arab (90%), with large minorities from other ethnic groups. The official language is Arabic, but other languages are occasionally used in other settings. Officially, Syria has 14 governorates, with its capital and oldest city being Damascus.

Where to go

Damascus is the capital and the second-largest city of Syria after Aleppo. It is locally known as ash-Sham, and is fondly called as the City of Jasmine, or Madinat al-Yasmin. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, apart from being a major cultural and religious centre of the Levant. When in Damascus, never miss out on the mines of historical sites found within the walls and gates of the city. Damascus has a wealth of historical sites, which dates back to many different overlapping periods in the city and the country's history. Places, such as the Damascus Straight Street, was referred to in the conversion of St. Paul in the Bible, are frequently visited here. Souqs, as well as the old Christian quarter of Bab Tuma (St. Thomas Gate), the Umayyad Mosque, the House of Ananias, and the Sayyidah Ruqayya Mosque, are also pretty popular.

Aleppo is the largest city in Syria, and serves as the capital of the Aleppo Governorate. It has an official population of around 2.2 million, and has been, for centuries, the Syrian region's largest city and the Ottoman Empire's third largest, after Constantinople and Cairo. The city is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world – inhabited since as early as the sixth millennium BC. Excavations just south of city proper, show earlier records – that at least on the latter part of the third millennium BC, Aleppo already exists. The city's significance in history has been has been further boosted by its location, which lies at the end of the Silk Road. The Silk Road passes through central Asia and Mesopotamia, ending back to Aleppo. When in Aleppo, visit its famous citadel, the Ancient city, the Great Mosque, the Saint Elias Cathedral, and the al-Madina Souq.

Travel in or out of Syria is strongly discouraged due to the ongoing civil wars that are prevailing in most parts of the country. The unrest has quite crippled the aviation industry in the locality, with international airports such as that of Damascus and Aleppo. If in case a traveller finds himself in Syria, the only way to get out is by contacting their respective embassies.

Currently, no international long haul flights are available from Syria, due to the ongoing civil wars that started in 2011. The civil unrest and anarchy have prompted most airlines to suspend and completely pull out of the airports in the country, including main Damascus International Airport and Aleppo International Airport. Scheduled services are said to return when the wars finish and the peace is restored in the country.

How to get out

Travel to Syria is highly and strongly discouraged due to the fact that civil wars in the country are still ongoing. The unrest and the anarchy that are prevalent have taken a toll on the local aviation industry, with airlines (even the local ones) pulling out services from the main airports of service in city centres such as Damascus and Aleppo. Currently, travel to the country is only done by government forces, international peace-keeping organisations, and military groups.

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