Emirates boosts flights

DUBAI, 14 June 2018 – Emirates will boost its flights to Jeddah during the busy Umrah season.

The airline will operate 24 extra flights adding more than 10,000 additional seats between Dubai and Jeddah until to 24 June.

The additional flights will use Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Emirates’ additional flights will meet increased traffic demand from Dubai during the Umrah season, which starts in Ramadan and concludes in July. These services will run in parallel with Emirates’ scheduled three daily flights  to Jeddah.

The additional services can be accessed by travellers holding a valid Umrah visa.

Emirates senior vice president, commercial operations for Gulf, Middle East and Iran, Adil Al Ghaith 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 the 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.