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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 December 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 during Umrah. Amr Nabil / AP
Muslim pilgrims walk around the Kaaba during Umrah. Amr Nabil / AP

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.

Updated: June 13, 2018 01:15 PM

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