Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Aviation, Airline & Aerospace(Travel & Tourism)
Filter PR by
  
Etihad Airways Deploys Additional Flights for the Hajj Season
 
  • Increase of 17 per cent in the number of pilgrims booked with Etihad, compared to 2017

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 14, 2018:   Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is operating additional flights between Abu Dhabi and its destinations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to facilitate the movement of thousands of pilgrims for Hajj.

Until 28 August Etihad will operate special charters to carry pilgrims on its additional flights to Jeddah and Medina Airport. All flights will operate alongside regular scheduled services.

The top inbound destinations for the Hajj Etihad flights are the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Pakistan, Indonesia, Korea, and Nigeria.

Hareb Mubarak Al Muhairi, Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President, said: “The Hajj pilgrimage is a very important experience for Muslims around the world and Etihad is proud to help its customers make this significant journey. 

“This year we see a 17 per cent increase in the number of pilgrims travelling with Etihad compared the same period last year.

“To meet this increasing demand, Etihad Airways are adding 16 flights alongside our scheduled services to Jeddah and Medina.

“We are committed to providing a memorable Hajj travel experience for our customers and to helping them complete their journey with ease and peace of mind.'

A dedicated group of airport staff is available to facilitate a seamless ground experience for Hajj travellers. In addition, dedicated check-in counters have been set up at Abu Dhabi international airport.

Extra provisions will also be made by cabin crew to meet pilgrims’ needs and requirements and to facilitate the performing of ablutions, advising them about the entry into Al Miqat (state of sanctity), and the changing into Ihram robes.

Pilgrims will also be able to tune into the Etihad E-Box inflight entertainment system’s dedicated Holy Quran channel, or to view the direction of the Qibla.

On return flights from both cities, Etihad Airways will permit Hajj pilgrims to carry a five litre container of Zamzam water free of charge, and will provide extra care for its handling.


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 6862 times
PR Category : Travel & Tourism
Posted on : Tuesday, August 14, 2018  3:00:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Turkish Airlines reached the highest Load Factor in July wit...
Next Story : Passenger Demand Accelerates in June
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Let It Glow [16537-Views]
Filorga Launches FLASH-NUDE Collection [13530-Views]
Let All Your Photos Be Merry & Bright [12560-Views]
The Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde Automatic COSC The Rado watch at the top of the precisio... [12145-Views]
HP ProBook x360 11 G3 and G4 Education Edition [11810-Views]
Chrono 4 Grande Taille - an extra-special timepiece [10901-Views]
PopSockets launches a new collection with crystals from Swarovski, the must-have accessory... [10242-Views]
30 Years of Ryder Cup Heroes Confirmed for the 30th Edition of the Omega Dubai Desert Cla... [10016-Views]
Maintain Healthy Skin Year Round [9711-Views]
Free gold coins at Malabar Gold & Diamonds Festival [7643-Views]
American Eagle Is the Go-to Destination for Gifting This Holiday Season' [7631-Views]
MIDO Baroncelli Lady Day & Night collection [7338-Views]
Golden Mile Galleria's ĎA Cultural Flair' attracts hundreds of art lovers to Palm Jumeirah [6149-Views]
GAZOO Racing Wins Australia Rally at FIA World Rally Championship [6130-Views]
Newby Teas Launches Advent Calendar For Christmas 2018 [6063-Views]
The Interiors Gift Guide with Home and Soul [5728-Views]
Tissot Chemin des Tourelles [5722-Views]
Growth and inclusivity drive Avaya's channel strategy for 2019 [5380-Views]
Time For Enchanting Moments [4941-Views]
Holiday Handbags | GUESS [4575-Views]
BharatMatrimony launches office in Dubai targeting 2 Million Indians [4441-Views]
Get Ready for Party Season with Lottie's new make-up hits [3745-Views]
Festive Gift Sets from Bubble T [3721-Views]
France Attractiveness Scoreboard 2018 Released [3703-Views]
24 Karat Gold Elixir by Mehrunisa Launches in the UAE Beauty Market [3678-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories