1,600 pilgrims on Makkah flights.

7,500 faithful go through airport

Following the conclusion of an air bridge for the departure of Kuwaiti pilgrims to Makkah, four flights departed on Monday with 1,600 pilgrims on board, reports Al-Qabas daily. The airport turned into a beehive in order to facilitate the movement of pilgrims from their entry until they boarded the planes. Work teams were allocated to organize their entry easily and smoothly, prepare the planes, and place them on the bridges in preparation for the entry of the pilgrims. According to a source, the airport has received about 7,500 pilgrims departing for Makkah over the past few days, amid remarkable organizational measures and high-level field preparations.

On Saturday, the country witnessed the departure of 17 flights with 5,800 pilgrims on board, all of whom were destined for Jeddah. The flights on Saturday represent the peak of the flights heading to Jeddah. Operational arrangements have been made for the pilgrims’ flights, and the dates of their departure from the country, in proportion to the numbers. The departure and return of pilgrims was organized through three terminals – T4, T5 and T1 – to prevent crowding and facilitate procedures for their tasks. Support staff were provided by all the agencies operating at the airport.

They have been distributed to the departure and arrival halls as well as the corridor leading to the parking lots. Additional counters have been arranged to ensure the comfort of the pilgrims and facilitate them in a way that contributes to the completion of travel procedures easily and smoothly. Meanwhile, a number of pilgrims praised the organizational efforts by the agencies operating at the airport to facilitate procedures since their arrival, adding that their boarding of the flight took place smoothly and easily.

In this regard, other sources affirmed that the success of this year’s flight season was because of the preparation of an integrated plan to facilitate the movement of passengers inside the airport by easing procedures in a way that facilitates the pilgrims, as the number of counters were increased to serve the pilgrims, and work teams were set up around the clock for facilitation and guidance.

Source- Arab Times.

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