Maybe this is the way to go, next time:-
Rebels have declared Damascus International Airport a military zone warning civilians and airlines not to approach it.
Nabil al-Amir, a spokesman for the rebels' Damascus Military Council, told Reuters:
The rebel brigades who have been putting the airport under siege decided yesterday that the airport is a fair target. The airport is now full of armoured vehicles and soldiers ... Civilians who approach it now do so at their own risk.