Emirates will operate 24 extra flights to Jeddah during the busy Umrah season, adding more than 10,000 additional seats on flights between June 12 and 24, the airline announced on Wednesday.
The additional services will run parallel with Emirates regularly scheduled flights to Jeddah, which include three daily flights. The Umrah lights can be accessed by travellers holding a valid Umrah visa.
“Performing Umrah during the month of Ramadan is significant experience for Muslims and Emirates is helping to make the journey more seamless through convenient connections for the thousands of pilgrims looking to travel during this time,” said Adil Al Ghaith, senior vice president, commercial operations for Gulf, Middle East and Iran. “We thank the Saudi Arabian government and authorities for their support to introduce these extra frequencies during Umrah season.”
Additionally, Emirates noted that its in-flight entertainment system will feature special religious programme in additional to its regular options.
This year, the top destinations from where Emirates is expecting Umrah travellers to come from are Pakistan, North Africa, the United States, the UK and South Africa.