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After 12 years of absence… EgyptAir wins the transport of more than 15,000 pilgrims from the countries of Guinea and Mali to Saudi Arabia


After 12 years of absence... EgyptAir wins the transport of more than 15,000 pilgrims from the countries of Guinea and Mali to Saudi Arabia

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Naglaa Ghoneim

During this year’s Hajj season 2024 AD / 1445 AH, the national airline EgyptAir managed to win the transfer of official Hajj numbers to the State of Guinea after 12 years of absence from this important market, after a strong competition with major Arab and African airlines to win this international tender, said engineer Yahya Zakaria, chairman of the board of directors of EgyptAir Holding.

Zakaria added that based on the directives of Lieutenant General Mohamed Abbas Helmy, Minister of Civil Aviation, to expand the national carrier’s travel services, especially in African markets, by providing the best service at the lowest price. more appropriate, EgyptAir was able to win this award. year by transporting more than 15,000 pilgrims from the countries of Guinea and Mali to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj this year. This is an affirmation of the leadership of the national airline on the African continent, being the first established airline. in Africa and the seventh in the world since May 7, 1932.

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Zakaria expressed his joy at the confidence of the governments of Guinea and Mali in the capabilities of the Egyptian air carrier to transport pilgrims from the two countries, emphasizing EgyptAir’s ability to assume this responsibility and meet the desires of all its customers at worldwide. , especially during the Hajj season.

Pilot Mohamed Moussa, Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of EgyptAir Airlines, added: “We are honored to exploit all capabilities to serve God’s guests, the African pilgrims traveling on our flights this year to perform this blessed ritual. whether on board our regular network, our private flights or passengers in transit. » EgyptAir is expected to operate 33 special flights directly from Conakry Airport in Guinea to Medina Airport to transport 10,200 outbound pilgrims, starting Friday, May 24. until June 6, with the return phase starting from Jeddah airport directly to Conakry, from June 22 to July 5.

EgyptAir also operates 17 direct private flights from Bamako Airport in the State of Mali to Medina Airport to transport 5,250 pilgrims from today Thursday May 23 until June 2, the return phase starting directly from Jeddah Airport to Bamako Airport, from June 22 to July 3. The Bamako and Conakry flights will then be operated with the company’s latest Boeing B787-9, known as the Dream Plane, which is characterized by the highest levels of comfort and luxury and can accommodate 309 passengers.

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After 12 years of absence... EgyptAir wins the transport of more than 15,000 pilgrims from the countries of Guinea and Mali to Saudi Arabia

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