First Yemeni Hajj Pilgrims Arrive in Saudi Arabia

  • Publish date: Monday، 19 June 2023
First Yemeni Hajj Pilgrims Arrive in Saudi Arabia

According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the first flight from Sanaa, Yemen, carrying more than 200 Hajj pilgrims, successfully arrived in Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

As per the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), a Yemenia Airways aircraft carrying 270 individuals arrived at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah on Saturday, coming from Sanaa International Airport.
The flight was announced by Yemeni Information Minister Moammar al-Iryani on June 15th.

Since 2014, Sanaa, which serves as the capital of Yemen, has been under the control of the Houthi militia supported by Iran. This situation has led to an intervention by an Arab coalition in support of the internationally recognized government.

This flight marks the first commercial flight since the closure of Sanaa's airport in 2016.

Upon reaching their destination, the Yemeni pilgrims showed their gratitude for the facilities provided by the Kingdom and expressed their appreciation for the warm reception they received from airport officials.

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia stated that the decision was driven by the Kingdom's commitment to enabling Yemenis from various regions of the country to participate in the Hajj pilgrimage.

Hajj is set to begin on June 26, pending an official announcement by the authorities.

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