• Short Summary

    SYRIA'S NEW INTERNATIONAL AIR TERMINAL AT DAMASCUS IS ALMOST READY FOR ITS OFFICIAL OPENING.
    THE AIRPORT?

  • Description

    SYRIA'S NEW INTERNATIONAL AIR TERMINAL AT DAMASCUS IS ALMOST READY FOR ITS OFFICIAL OPENING.
    THE AIRPORT WILL BE OPENED OFFICIALLY ON SEPTEMBER 15TH. IT STANDS ABOUT 15 MILES (23 KILOMETRES) SOUTHEAST OF THE CITY.
    A FRENCH CONSTRUCTION FIRM HAS BEEN WORKING ON THE PROJECT FOR FOUR YEARS. IT WILL REPLACE THE OLD AIRPORT OF MEZZA, AT A COST OF 150 MILLION SYRIAN POUNDS (APPROX. 15 MILLION POUNDS STERLING).
    NOW MOST OF THE RUNWAYS ARE LAID OUT, AND A WHITE CONCRETE CONTROL TOWER THRUSTS ITS WAY INTO THE SKY. BUT CRANES AND MEN ARE STILL AT WORK ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PASSENGER TERMINAL. THE PRESENT TERMINAL IS ACTUALLY THE FREIGHT TERMINAL, BUT STILL LOOKS IMPRESSIVE, WITH A SPACIOUS CONCOURSE SURROUNDED BY SHOPS FOR LAST-MINUTE BUYING.
    AT THE DEPARTURE LOUNGE, THERE IS A BAR, AND A RESTAURANT WHERE AIR-CREWS CAN ENJOY A MEAL BEFORE THE FLIGHT.
    THOUGH NOT OFFICIALLY OPEN UNTIL NEXT WEEK, THE AIRPORT IS ALREADY IN BUSINESS. THE FIRST AIRLINER-FROM BULGARIA - LANDED THERE IN AUGUST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA2QBH3QY0OUN7ILQN6B1UQW0T
    Media URN:
    VLVAA2QBH3QY0OUN7ILQN6B1UQW0T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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