Emirates increases flights to Jeddah, Medina for Hajj service

Emirates increases flights to Jeddah, Medina for Hajj service
Image courtesy: Emirate Airline
Published: 18 June 2019 - 12:15 p.m.
By: Priyanka Praveen
Emirates Airline will be expanding its services to Jeddah and Medina with an additional of 46 flights to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

According to the airline, flights will be operated between 27 July and 22 August to support the busy Hajj service.

There won’t be a change in the regular flight schedule as these services will run parallel to it and will be available to travelers holding a valid Hajj visa.

This year, Emirates expects thousands of pilgrims to travel on its services for Hajj, coming from top inbound destinations such as Pakistan, the United States, Senegal, the UK, Nigeria, Indonesia, South Africa and Ivory Coast.

Speaking about this service, Adil Al Ghaith, Emirates’ senior vice president, commercial operations, Gulf, Middle East and Iran said: “Hajj is one of the most significant events in the Muslim faith, and every year, Emirates’ primary focus is to help facilitate seamless travel for our Hajj passengers as they converge on the Holy City of Mecca. With the substantial increase of inbound air travel into the Kingdom during this period, Emirates’ 46 extra flights will ensure that we can cater to that demand, as well as provide tailored onboard services in line with the tenets of Hajj.”

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