Dubai: Emirates is adding extra flights to its Jeddah route during the bustling Umrah season.
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The airline will operate 24 extra flights, adding more than 10,000 additional seats between Dubai and Jeddah from June 12 to 24, said the airline in a statement on Wednesday.
The additional flights will be serviced by the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Emirates’ additional flights will help accommodate more convenient travel through Dubai during the Umrah season, which starts in Ramadan and concludes in July.
These services will run in parallel with Emirates’ regularly scheduled services to Jeddah, which include three daily flights.
The additional services can be accessed by travellers holding a valid Umrah visa.
Adil Al Gaith, senior vice-president, Commercial Operations for Gulf, Middle East and Iran, said: “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.”
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.