Etihad Airways launches temporary Al Ain-Jeddah service for religious travellers

Etihad Airways

Catering to the needs of those wishing to perform Umrah, Etihad Airways is offering new daily flights from Al Ain International Airport to King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The flights commenced on May 26 and will run up until June 4, in line with the most popular period for performing Umrah.

Acting chief operations officer, Abu Dhabi Airports, Ahmed Al Shamisi enthused on the development: “Ramadan is a blessed time of the year and we are delighted to be able to support our customer’s performance of Umrah by adding a daily flight to Jeddah from Al Ain International Airport during the last 10 days of Ramadan.

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“We are continually working to enhance our services and offerings, and together with Etihad Airways, we look forward to sharing the spirit of Ramadan with those travelling for Umrah,” Al Shamisi added.

The new daily flights will be operated by Etihad Airways’ Airbus A330. Services will depart from Al Ain International Airport at 13:30 local time, arriving at King Abdulaziz International Airport at 15:20 local time. The return flights will depart from King Abdulaziz International Airport at 16:20 local time, arriving in Al Ain at 20:05 local time.