Saudi Airlines makes plans for Hajj 2023 with 8,000 cabin crew that speak 42 different languages
Saudia Group has announced plans to allocate 1.2m seats for Hajj 2023 pilgrims.
Saudi Airlines, flyadeal, and Saudi Private Aviation will carry pilgrims from all over the world.
The integrated plan includes the use of the group’s current fleet of 164 aircraft, with the provision of an additional fleet of 12 aircraft.
Saudia Hajj 2023 plan
Saudia group will transport pilgrims from more than 100 scheduled destinations and 14 seasonal destinations to six airports in the Kingdom located in:
The group’s 8,000 cockpit and cabin crew speak a total of 42 different languages and are ready to serve passengers.
Amer Alkhushail, Chief Hajj and Umrah Officer at Saudia Group, said: “Through our accumulated experience, capable employees, and our relentless pursuit to offer the best technical services that guarantee a smooth travel experience, Saudia Group is ready to implement a new Hajj plan.
“This operational plan is in line with the directives of the Supreme Hajj Committee, headed by Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior; the Central Hajj Committee headed by Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Governor of Makkah Region; and in cooperation with the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah and the Pilgrim Experience Program.”
Al Khushail revealed that Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Medina will receive the first flights arriving in the Kingdom on May 21.
Saudia Group provides pilgrims with many distinguished services, including issuance of boarding passes for the arrival and return flights from international departure and domestic terminals; staffing King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah and Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport (Madinah Airport) with navigators and employees fluent in the various languages; arranging the dispatch of Zamzam water bottles to various destinations; and providing additional flights for pilgrims wishing to travel to Medina by air.
Saudia has also updated its in-flight Islamic content including religious programs, especially those dedicated to raising awareness of Hajj.
The updates include more than 134 hours of various religious programs and 590 hours of Quran recitations, in addition to many Islamic programs available in several languages such as Arabic, English, Indonesian, Chinese and other languages spoken by pilgrims.
The airline group has also expanded its Hajj season plan activities to include sharing awareness messages to pilgrims in their languages through the official means in their countries, Hajj missions, Hajj organisations present in Makkah and Madinah, and across Hajj residences.
In these messages, the company clarifies all matters related to the pilgrims’ journey, including details related to baggage, its weights and sizes, as well as mechanisms for accepting it at airports upon departure after the end of the Hajj, in order to facilitate their procedures beyond expectations.