First Hajj Flight from Indonesia Arrives in Saudi Arabia under Makkah Route Initiative

Madinah, May 24, 2023, SPA — The first Hajj flight part of the Makkah Route initiative arrived today from Jakarta, taking off from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and landing at Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah.
The pilgrims were received by Indonesian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dr. Abdulaziz Ahmad, Chairman of Hajj Organization Committee Dr. Subhan Khaliq, and Indonesian Counsel for Hajj and Umrah Affairs Nasrallah Jassam.
The Makkah Route Initiative is one of the Ministry of Interior’s initiatives within the Pilgrim Experience Program of Saudi Vision 2030. It entails carrying out all travel procedures needed by the pilgrims in their homeland, including issuing visas electronically, ensuring that pilgrims have a clean bill of health, completing passport procedures at the airport in the country of departure, and coding and sorting the luggage according to the transportation and accommodation arrangements in the Kingdom. Upon arrival, the pilgrims are offered transportation to their places of residence in Makkah and Madinah, and their luggage is delivered to their accommodations.
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