Dubai : Emirates Airline will operate 24 extra flights, adding more than 10,000 additional seats between Dubai and Jeddah from 12 June to 24 June to meet the increased demand, during the busy Umrah season, which starts in Ramadan and concludes in July. The additional flights will be serviced by the Boeing 777-300ER.
These services will run in parallel with Emirates’ regularly scheduled services to Jeddah, which includes three daily flights. The additional services can be accessed by travellers holding a valid Umrah visa.
“Performing Umrah during the month of Ramadan is a significant experience for Muslims and Emirates is helping to make the journey more seamless through convenient connections for the thousands of pilgrims looking to travel during this time. We thank the Saudi Arabian government and authorities for their support to introduce these extra frequencies during Umrah season.”, said Adil Al Ghaith, Senior Vice President of Emirates Commercial Operations for Gulf, Middle East and Iran.
Onboard, Emirates’ award-winning ice system offers diverse content with up to 3,500 channels of entertainment includes 238 Arabic channels featuring movies, TV, music and audio. It features special religious programming as well.
This year, top destinations where Emirates is expecting Umrah travellers to come from are Pakistan, North Africa, the United States, the UK and South Africa.