RIYADH: Saudia, the Kingdom’s flag carrier, has started implementing its plan to transport pilgrims from various countries to Saudi Arabia for Hajj 2022, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Saudia has already flown pilgrims from the Indian city of Kochi and the Indonesian capital Jakarta into Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport.
A further flight from Kuala Lumpur was welcomed by the Director General of Saudia Group, Ibrahim bin Abdul Rahman Al-Omar.Al-Omar affirmed Saudia’s commitment to implementing the directives of Saudi Arabia’s leadership aimed at providing everything to facilitate procedures for pilgrims.
He added that the airline seeks to use its experiences in managing peak seasons through early preparation as this year's Hajj season coincides with summer.
The director general said that all departments have developed an operational plan that contributes to the streamlining of operations for scheduled and additional flights that cover the Kingdom and countries in four continents around the world, in an effort to provide the best services in all locations.
Pilgrims will enjoy many in-flight benefits, including hearing the Hajj call, as well as receiving a notice half an hour before the flight reaches the Miqat (a boundary for pilgrims where they intend to perform Ḥajj or Umrah).
Flights will also display content to prepare pilgrims for their Hajj rites on both the main and overhead screens.