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Last batch of Indian pilgrims arrives as Saudi airline concludes Hajj 2022 operations

 

 

Flight SV5712 from Madinah airport, carrying 347 Hajj pilgrims, was bid farewell on Sunday

 

Saudia’s Hajj plan began with arrivals to the Kingdom on June 6 and continued with departures on July 14

 

The Kingdom’s flag carrier Saudia concluded its global Hajj 2022 transport operation with a flight to Ahmedabad, India on Sunday.

Flight SV5712 from Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International

 

Airport, carrying 347 pilgrims, was bid farewell by Saudia’s chief Hajj and Umrah officer Amer Alkhushail.

 

Saudia’s operational plan for Hajj began with arrivals to the Kingdom on June 6 and continued with departures on July 14.

 

More than 350,000 pilgrims were transported over the two phases, of which 120,000 traveled on 300 Hajj flights. A further 230,000 pilgrims traveled on scheduled and additional flights.

 

The airline revealed that 280,000 pieces of luggage were handled as part of its free “luggage first” service that was launched this year.

 

As part of the free service, pilgrims’ luggage was collected from their hotel or other accommodation in Jeddah, Makkah or Madinah 24 hours before their departure and delivered to the correct airport baggage center where it was checked in before they arrived at the airport.

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