6.3m Umrah Pilgrims Passed Thru Jeddah Airport In 9 Months


6.3m Umrah pilgrims passed thru Jeddah airport in 9 months

ISLAMABAD,(UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th july,2016) : Some 6.3 million Umrah passengers passed through King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah during the past nine months, according to a statistical report by the airport authorities.

Airport General Manager Abdullah Al-Rimi told that some 7,000 employees of various government departments served Umrah pilgrims this season, The Saudi Gazette reported.

At the Haj terminal there were 14 halls that served pilgrims, 26 plane parkings, 10 portable bridges, 18 gates, 143 immigration counters, 12 counters for Haj committees, 224 counters for united agents offices, and 254 counters for travel and tourism representatives. The airport also has two fist class and VIP lounges as well as a 123-room hotel.

Restaurants and commercial services are spread on an area of 9.4 square meters. The airport also has 20 waiting lounges, 40 prayer halls and 32 toilet areas.