Saudi Airline  adds 17 aircraft to meet Hajj demand

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Saudi airline expects traffic from Hajj pilgrims to increase by 10% compared to last year


Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has added 17 planes to its 165-aircraft fleet to help transport 1.2 million domestic and foreign pilgrims from approximately 100 destinations for the upcoming Hajj season, the airline has announced.

According to Saudia, the number of pilgrims it expects to transport this year has risen by about 10 percent when compared to 2018.

Saudia General Manager Saleh Al-Jasser said that the airline is currently working with Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to ensure that Hajj pilgrims will be able to conduct their voyage smoothly and comfortably.

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