1,167,000 pilgrims have departed Jeddah

December 14, 2010

As of December 11, more than 1,167,000 pilgrims have departed King Abdulaziz Airport in Jeddah aboard 4,526 flights. That number represents about 93% of the 1,253,653 pilgrims who came to the Kingdom from abroad to perform Hajj this year.

According to a report released today by the Secretariat of the Hajj Committee in Madinah, a total of 725,458 pilgrims have arrived in Madinah through Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport and other entry points after performing Hajj rituals. A total of 573,165 pilgrims have left the city, while 152,148 pilgrims remain to offer prayers at the Prophet’s Holy Mosque. Indonesians topped the list of pilgrims arriving in Madinah, with a figure of 52,352, followed by 31,816 Pakistanis and 29,971 Indians.

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