EgyptAir operates 21 flights to airlift pilgrims from Saudi Arabia

Sat, 08 Jul 2023 - 02:14 GMT

The company announced in a statement that 8 flights from Jeddah and 9 flights from Medina to the Cairo International Airport, in addition to two flights from Jeddah to Alexandria’s Burj Al Arab Airport, and two other flights from Jeddah to Bamako in Mali.

Al-Azhar re-calls for boycotting Sweden products in protest at burning of copy of Noble Quran

Thu, 29 Jun 2023 - 01:54 GMT

Al Azhar also voiced its gratitude to the Kingdom of Morocco, king and people, for taking an action against Sweden after summoning the Chargé d'Affaires.

EgyptAir to start air bridging pilgrims from Saudi Arabia on July 1

Thu, 29 Jun 2023 - 01:01 GMT

The company added that it is keen to overcome all obstacles, to facilitate all procedures for the pilgrims and to provide the best services.

First batch of Egyptian pilgrims leave for Saudi Arabia

Sat, 10 Jun 2023 - 04:14 GMT

The pilgrims expressed their thanks and appreciation for what the Ministry of Interior is doing to provide all aspects of care and attention during their departure to perform the rituals of Hajj [pilgrimage], according to a statement from the Ministry of Interior.

Holders of visit visas to Saudi Arabia banned from entering KSA during Hajj season: EgyptAir

Sat, 20 May 2023 - 06:49 GMT

The company asked all tourism companies and travel agents not to issue tickets or accept visas of all kinds on flights heading to Jeddah/Madinah, starting from Tuesday, May 30, 2023, until Wednesday, June 28, 2023.

Egypt bans patients with chronic diseases from performing Hajj

Fri, 24 Feb 2023 - 12:29 GMT

The ban includes people who are the most vulnerable to the risks of infection, according to the controls approved by the Ministry of Health.

EgyptAir starts air bridge to transport pilgrims to Saudi Arabia on Friday

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 - 05:34 GMT

The first batch of pilgrims will depart on eight flights from the Cairo International Airport; six flights to Madinah and two flights to Jeddah, the company added.

There is no point in banning Copts from visiting Jerusalem: Pope Tawadros II of Egypt

Sat, 08 Jan 2022 - 03:26 GMT

There is no point in banning the visits of Copts to Jerusalem at the moment, as such decision has weakened Coptic presence in the holy city, Pope Tawadros II of Egypt aid Friday.

Saudi Arabia: 2020 Hajj allowed for nationalities residing in kingdom

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 - 08:07 GMT

This decision has been taken to ensure safety for the pilgrims by taking all preventive measures and applying social distancing.

Saudi Arabia reopens Mecca, Medina holy sites after sterilization

Fri, 06 Mar 2020 - 10:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia on Friday reopened Al-Haram Mosque in the holy city of Mecca and Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi in the holy city of Medina after temporarily closing them for one night for sterilization, reported state TV Al-Ekhbariya.

EgyptAir cancels bookings of Umrah visa holders

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 - 11:44 GMT

In a statement, the Egyptian state-owned company added that the cancellation decision has been enacted on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

Hajj return flights to kick off Tuesday

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 - 09:09 GMT

The Cairo International Airport is scheduled Tuesday midnight to receive the first batch of Egyptian pilgrims returning home following completing their Hajj rituals.

In Pics: Muslim pilgrims pray on Mount Arafat in Mecca

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 12:27 GMT

The sanctity of the granite mount for Muslims comes when Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) delivered his farewell sermon for pilgrims some 1,400 years ago, calling for equality and unity among Muslims.

Will people obey gov't, stop slaughtering in streets?

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 09:30 GMT

Al-Adha marks the end of the Hajj (pilgrimage) to the holy city of Mecca.

History of Holy Kaaba silver, gold doors

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 08:30 GMT

The door was installed on October 31, 1947 and replaced on October 13, 1979 with a gold one that still exists to date.

Hajj operations rooms have not received complaints: official

Sat, 27 Jul 2019 - 02:20 GMT

Operations rooms in Medina have not received any complaints from Hajj pilgrims, said executive president of Egypt’s official Hajj mission Amr Lotfy.

EgyptAir makes 1st flight to carry 2019 Hajj pilgrims to Mecca

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 - 12:47 GMT

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.

Egypt ranks 1st in pilgrim number in Arab world, 4th in world

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 - 09:44 GMT

The number of Egyptian pilgrims who performed Umrah in 2019 was about 538,940 from the beginning of the Umrah season until the third day of Eid al-Fitr.

In Pics: Sisi performs Umrah in Mecca

Fri, 31 May 2019 - 03:18 GMT

The president was saluting Egyptian pilgrims at Mecca.

Death toll among Egyptian pilgrims rises to 39 -- ministry

Thu, 23 Aug 2018 - 11:49 GMT

The new deaths are from the governorates of Alexandria and Aswan. Their ages range between 63 to 81 years old, said the ministry's spokesman Khaled Meghad.