Emirates to run extra Hajj flights


Emirates is deploying extra flights to Jeddah and Medina during the upcoming Hajj season to carry pilgrims making their way to the Holy City of Makkah.

The airline will be deploying 31 additional flights to Jeddah and double daily flights to Medina from June 23 to July 20.

Saudi Arabia has greatly expanded its Hajj participation this year to nearly a million pilgrims.

This year, Emirates has seen strong demand for Hajj travel from Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Turkey, Egypt, Ethiopia, Malaysia, the UK, US, UAE and Algeria.

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. 

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