The Egyptian national company، EgyptAir transfers 4160 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia today to perform Umrah.
The company operates 16 flights today to carry the pilgrims، 8 flights of them to Jeddah and 8 to Madinah.
It is scheduled that EgyptAir will operate more than 500 flights to KSA Ii will also operate additional flights from the Egyptian airports of (Cairo airport، Borg El Arab airport and Luxor).
The company will carry 100 thousand pilgrims to Saudi Arabia in this year Umrah season. Umrah is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca، Hijaz، Saudi Arabia، performed by Muslims that can be undertaken at any time of the year، in contrast to the Ḥajj which has specific dates according to the Islamic lunar calendar. In Arabic، ‘Umrah means "to visit a populated place."