Saudi Arabian Airlines aims at raising number of Umrah travelers
Saudi Arabian Airlines is looking to raise the number of Umrah travelers on its fleet this Umrah season, which commenced on Saturday and will last until the end of Ramadan.
“Saudia is continuously working at getting its full share of the Umrah market through a studied and complete strategy of transporting the Umrah performers this season,” announced Dr. Khaled Ben-Bakr, director-general of Saudi Arabia Airlines was quoted as saying by Arab News. Because Umrah season is an important source of revenue for the airline, it is attentive about raising the standard of service, being consistent in its flight schedules and issuing boarding passes two months before the travel date.
“Based on these plans, Saudia is expected to transport Umrah performers through 86 locations around the world this season, and the number of Umrah travelers to the holy lands flying on Saudia is expected to exceed two million in addition to the domestic Umrah travelers,” he said.
Last Umrah season, Saudia transported 1.5 million travelers through 65 locations.
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