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Saudia allows 10 liters of Holy water free on its flights

The decision is part of the Saudi flag carrier’s move to improve the services for Haj and Umrah pilgrims

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Now international passengers flying Saudi Arabian Airlines can carry 10 liters of Holy water for free.

Abdullah Al-Ajhar, assistant executive director general of Saudia for public relations, said that the free allowance will be given only to those passengers who travel from Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport and Prince Muhammad International Airport in Madinah.

The decision is part of the Saudi flag carrier’s move to improve the services for Haj and Umrah pilgrims as well as visitors to the Two Holy cities. The bottled water will be from the King Abdullah Holy Water Bottling Plant in Makkah, Al-Ajhar said.

Until now, the weight of Holy water was taken as part of the baggage on Saudia flights.

Holy water is an important gift pilgrims take back home. But they always found it difficult to carry Holy water cans because of the extra baggage allowance they had to pay.


This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette