First two flights carrying Yemeni pilgrims to Mecca leaves from Sana’a Airport

First two flights carrying Yemeni pilgrims to Mecca leaves from Sana’a Airport

The Ministries of Transport and Guidance and Hajj and Umrah Affairs launched, at dawn Tuesday, the first two flights for the pilgrims through Sana’a International Airport to the Holy Land.

The first flight of Yemen Airways left Sana’a Airport heading to the city of Jeddah with 175 pilgrims on board to perform Hajj rituals for the current year 1445 AH, while the second flight took off from Sana’a Airport with approximately 131 male and female pilgrims on board.

The Minister of Transport Abdulwahab Al-Durra confirmed that sending pilgrims through Sana’a International Airport proves the extent of its technical, professional, and technical operational readiness around the clock in accordance with international conditions and requirements.

He noted that Yemen Airways, the national carrier, will transport 8,200 male and female pilgrims via 44 flights from Sana’a Airport to the city of Jeddah.

For his part, the Undersecretary of the Civil Aviation Authority, Raed Jabal, explained that the early preparations and arrangements directly contributed to the success of the dispersal operation.

Sana’a Airport Director Khaled Al-Shayef confirmed the airport’s operational, technical, and professional readiness to manage all flights around the clock in accordance with international conditions and requirements and with complete professionalism and impartiality.