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Afriqiyah Airways operates first Umrah flight after two-year hiatus
March 13, 2022 - 14:13
Written by: SafaAlharathy
Afriqiyah Airways has operated its first flight to the holy land of Mecca, carrying travels wishing to perform Umrah after a two-year hiatus due to the Coronavirus crisis.
In a statement on Saturday, the company said it would operate 19 flights per week, 14 flights from Mitiga International Airport, two flights from Misrata, and three flights per week from Benina of Benghazi.
In a move to curb the coronavirus, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia excluded international pilgrims from the 2020 Haj season before it announced last August that it would open the door for vaccinated pilgrims wishing to perform Umrah.