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CAIRO 18 July 2019: EgyptAir’s air-bridge to carry the Egyptian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia’s Mecca for the 2019 Hajj season kicked off on Thursday, July 18.
The first flight took off from the Cairo International Airport early Thursday to Saudi Arabia. The State-owned company organized a total of 315 flights this year; 206 flights to Jeddah and 145 flights to carry 41,000 Egyptian Pilgrims.
The last Hajj flight to Saudi Arabia will be on August 5, while the first return flight was scheduled for August 14.
Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. Hajj season will start this year on August 9 and end on August 18, 2019.