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Jeddah awaits 15,000 pilgrim over next few months

The airport’s Haj and Umrah Director Khalid Al-Harby said on Tuesday all flights with pilgrims will be directed to the Haj Terminal

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King Abdulaziz International Airport has predicted the arrival and departure of 15,000 flights carrying pilgrims over the next few months.

The airport’s Hajj and Umrah Director Khalid Al-Harby said on Tuesday all flights with pilgrims will be directed to the Haj Terminal.

The terminal will be open until mid-Ramadan, he said. “The northern and southern halls will reopen and operate as usual, receiving all passengers, after the 22nd day of Ramadan,” he said.

Ministries of Hajj, transport and interior are working together to ensure pilgrims have an organized and safe journey from the airport to the Grand Mosque and back, he added.

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on May 18, 2015.