Hajj season: Saudi draws first conclusions

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Saudi Arabia's national airline, Saudia, has successfully completed the first phase of flight operations for the Hajj season 1445H. The last arrival flight (SV5827) carrying 445 Hajj pilgrims landed at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. During the 32-day arrival phase, Saudia carried 509.000 pilgrims on 3.400 flights from over 150 destinations worldwide, achieving an 88% punctuality rate.

The smooth operation of the flights was the result of seamless collaboration between various government departments that provided comprehensive services to pilgrims. This is in line with the Saudi government's guidelines to ensure the best possible support to pilgrims. Pilgrims benefited from enhanced services, including digital services and in-flight entertainment programs that provided information on Hajj regulations and rituals in multiple languages.

Amer Alkhushail, CEO of Saudia Hajj and Umrah, praised the strategic planning and commitment of the Saudia team, which enabled a smooth operation and high-quality services. After the arrival of the last flight, Saudia immediately started preparations for the departure phase to ensure a timely and efficient operation.

Airbus A330 (Photo: Mario Caruana / MAviO News).
Airbus A330 (Photo: Mario Caruana / MAviO News).