580,000 pilgrims arrive at Jeddah Hajj Terminal

November 9, 2009

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Governor of Makkah, said that the number of pilgrims who have arrived at King Abdulaziz International Airport Hajj Terminal in Jeddah as of Monday has reached 580,000, Saudi Gazette reported today.  The governor said the number represented a 50,000 increase over the same time last year despite the fear that people might refrain from performing Hajj this year because of the H1N1 flu pandemic.