EgyptAir arranges special flights to return pilgrims from Saudi Arabia

EgyptAir has requested customers to visit its offices in Saudi Arabia to alter their reservations. (Reuters)
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Updated 12 March 2020

EgyptAir arranges special flights to return pilgrims from Saudi Arabia

  • From Monday, March 9 to Tuesday, March 24, EgyptAir will provide two flights from Jeddah to Cairo every day, and a daily flight from Madinah to Cairo
  • Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation has given the airline its permission for these flights to take place so that pilgrims and visitors are not stranded in the Kingdom

JEDDAH: EgyptAir announced this week that it would provide special flights to transport ticket holders back from Saudi Arabia after the Kingdom announced the imposition of a travel ban due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

From Monday, March 9 to Tuesday, March 24, EgyptAir will provide two flights from Jeddah to Cairo every day, and a daily flight from Madinah to Cairo. Flights from Riyadh, Dammam, Qassim and Abha to the Egyptian capital will also be scheduled. The airline has requested customers to visit its offices to alter their reservations.

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation has given the airline its permission for these flights to take place so that pilgrims and visitors are not stranded in the Kingdom due to the temporary suspension of flights between Saudi Arabia and a number of other countries in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus.

EgyptAir has stated that it will also arrange the return of Saudi nationals currently visiting Egypt to their homeland.


G20 trade and investment ministers discuss COVID-19 response under Saudi Arabia's presidency

Updated 22 September 2020

G20 trade and investment ministers discuss COVID-19 response under Saudi Arabia's presidency

RIYADH: The trade and investment ministers of the G20 nations met on Tuesday under the presidency of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Commerce Majid Al-Qasabi told the meeting that measures adopted by the G20 in May were "critical for sustaining the flow of essential goods and services across borders and limiting the human toll of the pandemic."

Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia's minister of investment, said the collective G20 response to COVID-19 had started to deliver early signs of a "resilient, and stable economic recovery."