The Hajj-2018 season begins tomorrow. The foreign pilgrims will start arriving from Saturday, July 14.
The first batch of pilgrims will be from the Indian Subcontinent.
On Saturday, a Biman Airlines plane, carrying Bangladeshi pilgrims, will land at the Haj and Umrah terminal of King Abdulaziz International Airport while a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight from New Delhi and a Pakistan International Airlines plane from Karachi will touch down at Prince Muhammad International Airport Madinah.
All preparations and arrangements are well in place to receive the pilgrims, according to the Saudi authorities and the Haj missions of various countries.
A total of 6,072 Haj flights will be operated, of which 3,383 will be through the Jeddah airport and 2,689 through the Madinah airport
The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has completed all the preparations for the pilgrims’ arrival. Abdul Hakeem Al-Tamimi, president of GACA, said that the authority has worked out an integrated operational plan to receive the increasing number of pilgrims from all parts of the world.