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  • Nachaat Numir – battling against sanctions

    News | 21 Dec 2006 16:51 | Günter Endres

    <P>Nachaat Numir, the chairman and managing director of Syrian Arab Airlines (Syrianair) has been living in the shadow of frequent outbursts of neighbouring conflicts and ostracisation of his country described by the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 /><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">US</st1:place></st1:country-region> as a rogue state, while trying to loosen the strangulating effect of sanctions on the airline’s operations.</P> <P>In spite of business being “good and growing”, Syrianair cannot fully exploit what he calls the “huge potential in the area and the market”, because of a shortage of aircraft. The airline has been planning to replace its two Boeing 747SPs and six 727-200s for some time, but has been unable to obtain replacement aircraft or spares for its existing fleet.</P> <P><IMG style="BORDER-RIGHT: 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: 1px solid; FLOAT: right; OVERFLOW: auto; BORDER-LEFT: 1px solid; WIDTH: 200px; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px solid; HEIGHT: 267px" alt="" src="../as