Mansour Al-Hashemi, Director of Operations Department at the General Administration of Civil Aviation, revealed that the departure of the first pilgrims began yesterday morning on board the Kuwaiti Airlines and Saudi Airlines planes, about 1,000 pilgrims heading to the Holy Land, where they were transported on 4 flights.
Al-Hashemi said in a press statement on the sidelines of the departure of the pilgrims, that the operations in the “civil aviation” aim to overcome all obstacles to present them to the pilgrims by allocating counters, special paths, and cards for boarding the plane, in coordination with the Hajj campaigns.
He explained that the Operations Department is coordinating in advance with the Ministry of the Interior to increase the number of passport counters and also coordinating with the General Administration of Customs to set up a complete mechanism that facilitates the entry and exit of travelers, and also requires ground service providers to raise quality control performance and provide the best services to passengers.
He pointed out that the Operations Department, which is the beating heart and the main artery of Kuwait Airport, has formed field teams that resemble a beehive working around the clock, integrating shifts of workers to assist and facilitate the departure and arrival of travelers, especially since the Hajj season coincides with the blessed Eid Al-Adha holiday, stressing full readiness. to the airport during this season.
He added that the number of passengers (departure and arrival) during the Eid al-Adha holiday amounts to about 280,000 passengers, during 6 days from June 27 to July 2 of this year, on board 2116 aircraft, indicating that the majority of the destination for passengers leaving the country will be to Dubai and Turkey. Egypt, Riyadh, Jeddah and London.