Emirates expands services to Jeddah and Madinah for busy Hajj season

 Thursday, June 20, 2019 


To help facilitate travel for Hajj pilgrims heading to and from Saudi Arabia the Emirates will be expanding services to Jeddah and Madinah by adding 46 flights which will be operated between July 27 and August 22.





Travellers holding a valid Hajj visa can avail the services which will run in parallel with Emirates’ regulary scheduled service to Jeddah and Madinah.



Thousands of pilgrims are expected to travel on its services for Hajj from inbound destinations like Pakistan, the US, Senegal, the UK, Nigeria, Indonesia, South Africa and Ivory Coast


Adil Al-Ghaith, Emirates’ senior vice president, commercial operations, Gulf, Middle East and Iran, said that 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 Makkah.



There is a substantial increase of inbound air travel into the kingdom during the period and Emirates’ increased flights will be catering to the demand along with providing tailored onboard services that will be in line with the tenets of Hajj.


A dedicated team to mange check-in and transfers has been commissioned on the ground in Dubai by Emirates for seamless movement of Hajj passengers during transit.

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