Emir of Makkah region checks on ‘Makkah Route’ initiative at King Abdulaziz Airport

The Emir of Makkah region visited the Hajj and Umrah halls at the King Abdulaziz International Airport on Wednesday ahead of the upcoming pilgrimage season. (SPA)
Updated 10 July 2019

Emir of Makkah region checks on ‘Makkah Route’ initiative at King Abdulaziz Airport

  • Prince Badr Bin Sultan started his tour by visiting the Makkah Route initiative hall
  • The Makkah Route initiative was recently implemented at airports in Islamabad and Kuala Lumpur

MAKKAH: The Emir of Makkah region visited the Hajj and Umrah halls at the King Abdulaziz International Airport on Wednesday ahead of the upcoming pilgrimage season.
Prince Badr Bin Sultan started his tour by visiting the Makkah Route initiative hall at the airport, which is aimed at providing help for pilgrims, a statement on the Saudi Press Agency said.
The emir checked operational plans at the complex and other facilities intended to offer a pilgrim an easy trip from their own countries and on to Makkah.

The Makkah Route initiative was recently implemented at airports in Islamabad and Kuala Lumpur, and also began with its first flight from Indonesia.
The Saudi ambassador to Indonesia said that the implementation of the Makkah Route initiative in Indonesia for the second year confirms the success of cooperation between the two countries’ authorities in serving Indonesian pilgrims to the Kingdom.

 


Saudi Arabia announces 37 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 58 min 31 sec ago

Saudi Arabia announces 37 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 252,039
  • A total of 3,167 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 37 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,428 new cases of the disease on Sunday.
Of the new cases, 125 were recorded in Makkah, 106 in the capital Riyadh, 68 in Hufof, 59 in Jazan and 57 in Jeddah.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 252,039 after 1,599 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 3,167 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.