Posted on August 24, 2016

Qatar Airways is embracing the spirit of Hajj by providing pilgrims with exclusive Hajj kits designed and assembled with items to assist them during their spiritual journey. The Hajj kits will be offered to all passengers travelling for pilgrimage on the airline’s flights to Jeddah and Medina during the Hajj season, starting from 25 August 2016.

The Hajj kits were first launched by Qatar Airways in 2015 and each Hajj kit includes items that are beneficial to pilgrims as they make their journey through the Holy sites. The kit contains a prayer counter, prayer beads, prayer mat, stone bag, socks and wet wipes, conveniently packaged in a bag that can also be used to carry shoes.

Qatar Airways, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience, Mr. Rossen Dimitrov, said: “Qatar Airways’ flights to Jeddah and Madina offer convenient travel for those passengers who wish to make their Hajj pilgrimage. Qatar Airways introduced the Hajj kits as a way to provide pilgrims with items that would be of value to them during their religious journey and in recognition of the importance of this spiritual time. Providing our passengers with an exceptional journey is a priority for Qatar Airways, and we are delighted to be able to offer them a gift tailored to their specific needs while experiencing Hajj.”

Qatar Airways operates four flights a day to Jeddah, and three flights a day to Medina starting from 1 September, from Hamad International Airport in Doha. Through its home base at the state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport, Qatar Airways connects passengers to more than 150 places around the world, providing pilgrims from across the globe with easy, convenient access to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Holy sites. Passengers can fly with Qatar Airways to and from eight destinations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including Jeddah, Medina, Riyadh, Abha, Dammam, Gassim, Hofuf and Taif.

This year has seen Qatar Airways launch 10 new routes through its hub at Hamad International Airport in Doha, enabling travellers from across the world to connect more easily with Saudi Arabia, while passengers travelling from Saudi can easily travel the world with Qatar Airways. The new destinations, with several flights a week through Doha, are Los Angeles (USA), Ras Al Khaimah (UAE); Sydney (Australia); Boston (USA); Birmingham (UK);Adelaide (Australia); Yerevan (Armenia); Atlanta (USA); Marrakech (Morocco); and Pisa (Italy). From September, the airline will continue to add new destinations to its global map including Windhoek (Namibia); Helsinki (Finland); Krabi (Thailand); and Seychelles.