Egypt Independent

EgyptAir concludes flights transferring pilgrims to Saudi Arabia



EgyptAir will conclude on Monday 23 flights transferring pilgrims traveling via tourist Hajj [pilgrimage] packages, individual Hajj trips, and business trips to Saudi Arabia’s holy lands. These flights include 12 flights transferring 2,300 pilgrims to Jeddah and 11 flights transferring 2,100 pilgrims to Medina.

The company has transferred 74,000 pilgrims to the holy lands via 350 flights for this year’s Hajj, due to take place from August 9 to 14.

All pilgrims selected by the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Social Solidarity’s random draw arrived at the holy lands on Sunday.

Pilgrims will start to return from Jeddah airport on August 14 and Medina airport on August 17 to Cairo.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm