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    Jeddah flights for Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca (2012) 2013 (continius)

    Hi

    This year the dates are September- October 2011

    Thai Airways International (THAI) arranges special flights for Thai Muslims planning to go on the Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, with flights from September 29 to November 282011.

    http://www.nationmultimedia.com/home...-30153999.html

    Ulf

    http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hajj


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    Saudi flight grounded at Mumbai airport, Umrah pilgrims

    Jeddah-bound Saudi flight grounded at Mumbai airport, 2 days

    MUMBAI: Some 277 Jeddah-bound passengers booked on Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV 745 have been stranded at the Mumbai airport since Monday morning, airport and airline officials said on Tuesday.

    A Saudia official said that nearly all the stranded passengers, mostly Umrah pilgrims, were accommodated in hotels.

    http://arabnews.com/world/article444294.ece

    In Arabic, Umrah means "to visit a populated place".
    The peak times of pilgrimage are the days before, during
    and after the Hajj and during the last ten days of Ramadan.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umrah

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    Don’t involve foreign airlines in hajj operations

    Nigeria does not require the services of foreign airlines for the airlift of pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for this year’s hajj exercise as local airlines have the capacity to carry out the operation, Secretary-General of Airline Operators of Nigeria, Captain Mohammed Joji has said.

    Four foreign airlines namely, Al-Waffeer Airline limited, NAS Charter Aviation, Egypt Air and Ethiopian Air bided alongside seven local airlines for the airlift of pilgrims for this year’s hajj exercise.

    http://www.dailytrust.dailytrust.com...:news&Itemid=2

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    Mehrabad International Airport

    Here the Hajj flights have begun
    More like below so called Umrah pilgrims,

    Haj Departure Flights

    http://213.207.200.11/dailyhd.asp

    I was also told you can see the World only one B 707 operating here

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    Several PIA flights affected due to congestion at Jeddah Airport

    Today the 30 august The Rhamadan also finish ( pers.rem.)

    KARACHI, Aug 30 (APP): Several of PIA flights have been affected due to congestion at Jeddah Airport in the current Umrah season. A statement here on Tuesday said that the Managing Director PIA, Nadeem Khan Yousufzai, has instructed PIA officials to provide special care to PIA Umrah Passengers. Under his guidance the airline has established a control room at Jeddah to monitor the Umrah flight operations. All PIA Umrah flights departures and arrivals were in time with the exception of a few delays during the past few days due to non availability of parking bays at Jeddah airport.

    Along with this, there have been some incidences of protest and violence by passengers of some foreign airlines at Jeddah airport due to which operations of many airlines have been disturbed including PIA.
    To facilitate its passengers, PIA has made special arrangements at Jeddah airport for the provision of food and accommodation when required.
    The matter has been expeditiously taken up with Jeddah CAA Authorities and is expected to normalize soon.
    So far, PIA has operated more than 170 extra flights for Umrah besides its normal scheduled flights during current year.

    http://ftpapp.app.com.pk/en_/index.p...0883&Itemid=38

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    7,000 Egyptian pilgrims back home

    CAIRO - Egypt's Minister of Civil Aviation Lotfi Moustafa Kamal announced that the crisis concerning 4,500 Egyptian omra pilgrims who have been stranded for three days in Saudi Arabia's Jeddah Airport is over, promising that their luggage will be flown to Cairo within 24 hours.

    Cairo International Airport yesterday welcomed 38 flights – 17 Saudi Arabia Airlines flights and 21 EgyptAir flights – from Saudi Arabia, with 7,000 pilgrims on board.

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    http://213.158.162.45/~egyptian/index.php?action=news&id=20730&title=7,000%20Egypt ian%20pilgrims%20back%20home

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    Saudi Arabian Airlines Boycotted

    Saudi Arabian Airlines was boycotted on Sunday afternoon over the way that Egyptian pilgrims were treated at Jeddah airport – formally known as King Abdul Aziz International Airport – when arriving there. Activists held a demonstration in front of the Saudi Embassy located in Giza, Cairo, presenting a statement to Ahmed Abdel Aziz Kattan, the ambassador. This statement was also posted on websites and in newspapers. The protesters criticised the humiliation faced by Egyptian pilgrims at Jeddah airport and attacked Saudi Arabian Airlines (along with other carriers) for its so-called record delays. The Saudi ambassador was also targeted following comments that media in Egypt is in crisis and that it was Egyptian pilgrims’ fault that the chaos was going on.


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    http://news.carrentals.co.uk/saudi-a...-34248524.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by scanhorse View Post
    Dubai: Emirates will operate the first A380 service into Riyadh starting on September 23,
    marking Saudi Arabia's 81st National Day, the carrier said in a statement on Monday.

    It added that the one-off Emirates A380 service will operate as a commercial flight to Riyadh's King Khalid International Airport, offering travellers an opportunity to be on the inaugural A380 service to the city.

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    http://gulfnews.com/business/aviatio...iyadh-1.865252
    ...it'll be "Emirates Operates Haj Flights" next !!!!

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    Hi DXB
    I woundt be surpiced , thats a HUGE business
    look at the figures and number of people and flights
    PIA couldnt manage it correctly, so why not
    the capacity is there, and money also
    Emirates also have some old planes need to make some living
    as they get so badely treated during those spec, flights
    My self seeing they make fire in the alley and cook tea ( no fire alarm)
    during flight , not to talk about rest ( was charter fr. w-africa)
    something like a bunch of drunk charter scandinavians
    but very different , but still up there biggest thing in life !!
    I dont think many Westen People know what this is all about, and the Size of it )))
    In my old /young days we had Viking airways flying among these masses of charter

    Be my guest ;

    http://forum.flightradar24.com/threa...28continius%29

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    Quote Originally Posted by scanhorse View Post
    Saudi Arabian Airlines was boycotted on Sunday afternoon over the way that Egyptian pilgrims were treated at Jeddah airport – formally known as King Abdul Aziz International Airport – when arriving there. Activists held a demonstration in front of the Saudi Embassy located in Giza, Cairo, presenting a statement to Ahmed Abdel Aziz Kattan, the ambassador. This statement was also posted on websites and in newspapers. The protesters criticised the humiliation faced by Egyptian pilgrims at Jeddah airport and attacked Saudi Arabian Airlines (along with other carriers) for its so-called record delays. The Saudi ambassador was also targeted following comments that media in Egypt is in crisis and that it was Egyptian pilgrims’ fault that the chaos was going on.


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    http://news.carrentals.co.uk/saudi-a...-34248524.html

    I would hate to have to go there on business during Haj........how long is the queue at check in ?????..about 2 days? !!!!!

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