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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 21 June 2018

Emirates adds 10,000 seats to Jeddah this Umrah season

The 24 extra services between now and June 24 will run parallel with the Dubai carrier’s regularly scheduled services to Jeddah, which number three a day

Muslim pilgrims walk around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, during the minor pilgrimage, known as Umrah, marking Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. AP Photo/Amr Nabil
Muslim pilgrims walk around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, during the minor pilgrimage, known as Umrah, marking Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. AP Photo/Amr Nabil

Emirates Airlines will boost flights to Jeddah during this year's busy Umrah season, adding 24 extra services between now and June 24, 2018.

The additional 10,000 seats will be on board the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, and Emirates says the increase in flights will assist those travelling through Dubai during Umrah, which concludes in July.

The services will run parallel with the Dubai carrier’s regularly scheduled services to Jeddah, which number three a day.

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“Performing Umrah during the month of Ramadan is a 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,” says 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.”

The extra seats can be accessed by travellers who hold a valid Umrah visa. For more go to www.emirates.com.