The announcement follows the recent launch of Saudia Hajj and Umrah, signifying a groundbreaking moment in the Kingdom’s commitment to enhancing the pilgrimage experience.
Saudia Hajj and Umrah ensures the delivery of high-quality services to pilgrims which include offering packages that cover flight bookings at both domestic and international airports, accommodation, transportation between cities, and organizes visits to Islamic historical sites.
Amer AlKhushail, CEO of Saudia Hajj and Umrah, said: “We are pleased to have obtained this license from the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah to expand our services for pilgrims.”
“This marks a historic milestone for Saudia as we aim to ensure the provision of high-quality services that address the needs and requirements of pilgrims.”
“We will offer a platform that seamlessly integrates with the services and systems offered by relevant entities dedicated to serving pilgrims.”
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Saudia started out in 1945 with a single twin-engine DC-3 (Dakota) HZ-AAX given to King Abdul Aziz as a gift by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This was followed months later with the purchase of 2 more DC-3s, and these formed the nucleus of what a few years later was to become one of the world’s largest airlines. Today, Saudia has 144 aircraft including the latest and most advanced wide-bodied jets presently available: Airbus A320-214, Airbus321, Airbus A330-343, Boeing B777-368ER, and Boeing B787.
Saudia continually strives to improve its environmental performance as an integral part of its business strategy and operating methods. The airline is committed to becoming an industry leader in sustainability and to minimize the environmental impact of its operations in the air, on the ground, and throughout the entire supply chain.
SOURCE: Saudia Obtains License to Provide Hajj Services for Pilgrims in Makkah, Medina, and Holy Sites