EgyptAir operates 17 flights transporting thousands of pilgrims to Mecca



Fri, 31 May 2024 - 01:14 GMT


Fri, 31 May 2024 - 01:14 GMT

Muslims go around kaaba in Mecca- Egyptian Pilgrimage - CC via Flicr/Muhammad Ghouri Follow

Muslims go around kaaba in Mecca- Egyptian Pilgrimage - CC via Flicr/Muhammad Ghouri Follow

CAIRO – May 31, 2024: Continuing the air bridge operated by EgyptAir, the national carrier, to facilitate pilgrimages to Mecca, EgyptAir will conduct 17 flights on Saturday for pilgrims heading to the Holy Land of Mecca.


The airline will organize 11 Cairo-Jeddah flights, 5 Cairo-Medina flights, 1 Cairo-Taif flight, 3 Conakry-Medina flights, and 2 Bamako-Medina flights.


These flights will transport pilgrims from various delegations, including those from the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Health, New Valley Solidarity, South Sinai, Al-Mina, as well as pilgrims from Fayoum and Al-Wadi, New, Sharqia, South and North Sinai, Cairo, Kafr El-Sheikh, transit, Bamako, and Conakry.


EgyptAir has released guidelines for pilgrims traveling from Egyptian airports to the Holy Lands for this year's Hajj pilgrimage.


To ensure the comfort and smooth travel of pilgrims, please adhere to the following instructions:


·      For outbound flights, pilgrims must arrive at Egyptian airports four hours prior to departure.


·      For return flights, pilgrims must be present in Jeddah six hours before departure and at Medina Airport six hours before departure.


·      Each pilgrim is allowed two bags, each weighing a maximum of 23 kg, along with one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 8 kg. Any excess weight will incur additional charges payable in cash.


·      Pilgrims may bring Zamzam water bottles authorized by Saudi authorities (Zamzam watering can).


·      Cloth bags are strictly prohibited.


·      Pilgrims must adhere to all health procedures and provide the required certificates as mandated.




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