2006 News Story

Pilgrims depart Saudi Arabia

Pilgrims continue to leave the Kingdom after performing their Hajj rituals. Hassan Al-Bakri, Director General of the Ministry of Hajj’s Madinah branch, said that arrangements were underway for the departure of about 250,000 pilgrims on more than 886 international flights from Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Airport in Madinah, 50,000 pilgrims from the King Abdulaziz International Airport and the Islamic Port in Jeddah, as well as 4,000 via the Yanbu seaport. Al-Bakri said that Saudi authorities are extending the best possible services to the pilgrims.