Kuwait Airways transports 4,654 pilgrims to Makkah

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Kuwaiti team in completes inspection of pilgrimage campaigns

JEDDAH, Aug 15, (KUNA): Kuwait Airways has transported 4,654 pilgrims from Kuwait through 16 flights to Prince Mohammed bin Abdul-Aziz International Airport in Madinah and King Abdul-Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, the regional director of (GCC) in Kuwait Airways said Wednesday.

The regional director of (GCC) in Kuwait Airways, Meshal Al- Dalk, affirmed to KUNA over a phone call that Kuwait Airways is always keen to provide the best services to the pilgrims. He also pointed out the keenness of the Board of Directors of Kuwait Airways, represented by the chairman to make all efforts, energies and possibilities to serve the pilgrims of Kuwait.

Al-Dalk praised the efforts of the Kuwaiti consulate members in Jeddah to provide all the services the pilgrims, while at the same time praising the cooperation with the authorities in Saudi Arabia to facilitate the entry of Kuwait’s pilgrims. Kuwait consulate in Jeddah provided a number in case of emergency: 0535571133.

Meanwhile, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) announced on Wednesday that the fire delegation in Makkah completed their inspection of Kuwaiti pilgrimage campaigns and pilgrims’ safety. Head of delegation Colonel Omar Al-Kanderi said in a statement that the delegation have insured that all the campaigns are meeting the requirements, and that this check is for the safety of the pilgrims and their possessions. “These safety checks will continue throughout the whole Hajj season until all pilgrims return home safely, and the delegation is working hand to hand with inspectors of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and the Ministry of Health to insure the Kuwaiti campaigns in Makkah,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, national carrier Kuwait Airways is “proud” of His Highness the Amir’s efforts to propel the airline to new levels, its Chairman Yousef Al-Jassim said on Wednesday. The flag carrier has already launched a number of flights out of Kuwait International Airports’ newly-built Terminal 4 (T4), Al- Jassim said in a statement after meeting with His Highness the Amir. He said that “travelers are more satisfied now with the airline than ever before,” much to the delight of HH the Amir, pointing out that all Kuwait Airways passengers will be flying out of the new Terminal T4 by late September. “His Highness the Amir has offered me sage advice germane to the aviation industry,” Al-Jassim said, which will prove valuable to Kuwait Airways’ quest for prominence.

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