Civil Aviation: Operating 21 Flights for the Hajj Season Carrying 6216 Pilgrims

The Director-General of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation Eng./ Yousef Al-Fouzan, announced operating 21 flights for the Hajj season this year during six days to transport 6216 pilgrims to the Sacred House of God on board of aircrafts of four airline companies.


Eng. Al-Fouzan told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that operating the first Hajj flights will commence next Thursday following the Directorate completion of all its preparations to organize the Hajj season for the Kuwaiti conveys.


He explained that the four airline companies are Kuwait Airways, Jazeera Airways, Saudi Airlines and (Nas) Aviation.


He added that an operational plan for the flights had been drawn up in collaboration with the Kuwaiti Hajj conveys, the Kuwaiti and Saudi airline companies, to ensure success of the pilgrims’ movement from Kuwait International Airport to King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah.


He stated that Kuwait Airways flights will be operated from Terminal (T4) and Jazeera Airways flights will be operated from Terminal (T5), while Saudi Airlines and (NAS) flights will be operated from the Main Terminal (T1).


He commended the collaboration of the government bodies, namely the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Awqaf & Islamic Affairs, the General Administration of Customs, in addition to the Kuwaiti Hajj convoys, the airline companies and ground services companies, wishing a valid Hajj and a commendable endeavor for all pilgrims to the Holy House of God.