Delights of Damascus

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Press Release Date: 3rd March 2010

The capital city of Syria, Damascus, is famed as being one of the most ancient cities in the world however a recent listing by The New York Times also cites the city as being the seventh must-see destination this year.
Referred to as a living museum spanning thousands of years, Damascus allows for wonderful sightseeing opportunities. The Great Mosque in the centre of the old city, surrounded by the huge bazaar area, lends an authentic atmosphere of the orient, with its lively narrow alleys and the rich aroma of spices. The national Museum is well worth a visit and don’t miss the delightful Azem Palace, built for an Ottoman governor of Damascus in the 18th century, with its charming courtyards and fountains.

As well as gaining an authentic snapshot of Syrian life, the city has undergone recent developments and renovations to bring the old city to the 21st century and allows you to enjoy staying at some top class boutique hotels and see what tasty mezze and Arabic cuisine is on offer.

Discover the delights of what Damascus has to offer with bmi who fly daily from Dublin via Heathrow to this stunning ancient city from just €421 in Economy Class or upgrade to Business Class from €1652

bmi also fly daily to Amman in Jordan from €395, so why not combine a two centre trip to both cities and really get to explore this fascinating region?

Whether you are travelling on business or going on holiday, bmi’s market-leading Premium Economy service offers a superb level of service to over 120 routes as well as the following added extras;

  • 20k free baggage allowance
  • Priority check in
  • Free lounge access
  • Free WIFI at Dublin
  • Priority boarding
  • Seat at front of aircraft
  • Complimentary catering
Business Class passengers are also entitled to bmi’s luxury chauffeur drive product.

Notes to Editors:

About bmi
· bmi has operated flights between Dublin and London Heathrow since 28th April 1989.

· Summer 2010 flying schedule begins on 28 March 2010

· bmi is the second largest airline at London Heathrow, one of the world’s leading international hub airports. Across its mainline route network bmi operates to Aberdeen; Addis Ababa; Almaty; Amman; Baku; Beirut; Belfast City; Bishkek; Cairo; Damascus; Dammam; Dublin; Edinburgh; Freetown; Glasgow; Hanover; Jeddah; Khartoum; London Heathrow; Manchester; Moscow Domodedovo; Riyadh; Tbilisi; Tehran; Yerevan.

· bmi is a member of Star Alliance, established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognised by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award, Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Blue1, bmi, Brussels Airlines, Continental Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. Aegean Airlines, Air India, and TAM have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers 19,700 daily flights to 1,077 airports in 175 countries.
Michael Collins
Ph: +353 86 8583585

Eavanne Ryan
Ph: +353 851205112

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