Syrian Air is set to buy seven new passenger planes. Four of the new planes will be medium-ranged having a capacity of 180-220 passengers while the other three will be long ranged with a capacity of 300 passengers.

Syrian Air is to purchase the planes directly from the manufacturer without any mediation. The deal will amount to US$500mn. It will be the biggest deal ever to be made by the airline.

Loans will be drawn from Arab and international banks to finance the purchase.

Within a period of two years the airline is to receive the planes and in the Syrian Air pilots will receive job training necessary to deal with the high-tech equipment of the new planes.