Saudi Arabian Airlines allocates 7 flights to carry Qatari pilgrims from Doha to Jeddah

Thursday 1438/11/25 - 2017/08/17
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Jeddah, Dhu-AlQa'dah 25, 1438, August 17, 2017, SPA -- Upon the directives of Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, with coordination with General Authority of Civil Aviation, Saudi Arabian Airlines " Saudia" has allocated seven Boeing 777-300 flights, which are very modern aircraft, to transport Qatari pilgrims from Doha to King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.
Departure flight will be from August 22-25, while return flights will be on September 5 after the end of the Hajj session.
The General Director of Air Transport at the General Authority for Civil Aviation Eng. Mohammed Al-Otaibi explained that Saudia is preparing to operate the specified flights after applying for the necessary permits from the Qatari authorities and has not received the permits so far.
Al-Otaibi added that regarding Qatari pilgrims who wish to travel via Dammam or Al-Ahsa airports, they will be transported on scheduled Saudi flights or special flights if necessary.
All these flights will be at the expense of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, he said.
-- SPA
21:30 LOCAL TIME 18:30 GMT