SAUDIA Group – comprising Saudi Airlines, flyadeal, and Saudi Private Aviation – has announced operational plans for Hajj season 2023.
The group will be allocating over 1.2 million seats for pilgrims from all over the world on its current fleet of 164 aircraft, plus an additional fleet of 12 aircraft.
Pilgrims from more than 100 scheduled destinations and 14 seasonal destinations will be transported to six airports in the Kingdom located in Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Medina, Taif, and Yanbu.
The company will also be sharing awareness messages to pilgrims in their languages through official channels in their countries, Hajj missions and organisations present in Makkah and Madinah, and across Hajj residences. The information aims to help make planning for the Hajj easier, and include details related to baggage weights and sizes, and the mechanisms at airports upon departure and after the end of Hajj.
SAUDIA will also provide services such as the issuance of boarding passes for all flights, and ensure that King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport will be staffed with navigators and employees fluent in various languages to help answer any Hajj-related queries.
Lastly, SAUDIA has also updated its inflight Islamic content to include religious programmes in several languages such as Arabic, English, Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese and other languages.