Emirates lays on additional flights for Hajj
- United Arab Emirates: Sunday, October 21 - 2012 at 16:05
- PRESS RELEASE
Emirates is easing travel for pilgrims heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Hajj by operating extra flights. More than 70 extra services will be laid on to assist pilgrims during the period.
An extra seven flights will go into Al Medinah al Munawarah from 13-19th October and an extra five flights will depart Medinah between 4-8th November. Dedicated check-in counters have been set up within Emirates' exclusive Terminal 3.
"Emirates aims to provide all its customers with the very best service and convenience, particularly so at this significant time of year, when many Muslims want to make this important journey," said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates' Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Gulf, Middle East & Iran.
Emirates offers competitive fares across all classes of travel and is known for its superb on-board service and an award winning in-flight entertainment system called ice. The airline also offers a generous baggage allowance of 30 kilogrammes in Economy Class, 40 kilogrammes in Business Class and 50 kilogrammes in First Class.
Emirates is the largest operator of the double-decker A380 and currently has 26 in service. Apart from Jeddah, they serve Amsterdam, Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London Heathrow, Melbourne, Manchester, Munich, New York JFK, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Toronto and Tokyo. Singapore and Moscow will become A380 destinations from 1st December.
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