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Emirates to operate extra flights for Hajj season

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 23 June, 2022 12:00 AM
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With the significant demand for air travel during Hajj, Emirates will operate extra flights to Jeddah and Medina during the upcoming Hajj season to carry pilgrims.

Emirates will be deploying 31 additional flights to Jeddah and double daily flights to Medina from 23 June to 20 July to help transport pilgrims to carry out one of the key pillars of Islam, said a press release.

These services will run in parallel with Emirates’ regularly scheduled services.

The special services are available to travellers holding a valid Hajj visa. Pilgrims must also be under the age of 65, hold a valid vaccination certificate with a vaccine authorised by the Saudi Ministry of Health, and must also carry a negative PCR test done within 72 hours of departure.

On the ground in Dubai, Emirates has a special Hajj airport team to help manage check-in, transfers, and helping to facilitate a seamless and convenient on ground experience for Hajj pilgrims.

Emirates has also set up dedicated check-in and transfer counters for Hajj passengers transiting in Dubai.

Pilgrims will also be able to tune into the Holy Quran channel, in addition to other religious content.

On flights from Jeddah, passengers can check-in up to 5 litres of holy water (Zamzam), which will be placed in special areas in the cargo hold.

Emirates now operates 21 flights a week to and from Dhaka and via Dubai offers convenient connections to over 130 destinations across the world.