JEDDAH: Saudi Arabian ministers have reviewed the preparations that are being made at the Hajj and Umrah hall at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport to receive pilgrims.
The work has been overseen by the Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten, the Saudi minister of transport and the chairman of the board of directors of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) Dr. Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi as well as the GACA president Abdul Hakim bin Mohammed Al-Tamimi.
The ministers’ visit comes within the framework of King Salman’s directives to provide the best possible service to pilgrims and visitors, as well as ensuring that operations are running smoothly and that all required services are provided to facilitate their arrival and carry out their rituals effortlessly.
The officials inspected operations on the ground and met managers working in the terminal. They also had a look at various programs and equipment which are used to receive visitors and provide them with an excellent service.
The inspection included passport area No. 4, which has recently been refurbished with modern counters to receive visitors and the airport’s control room. The officials then visited Jeddah’s new airport.
The minister of transport stressed that GACA is extremely keen to do everything to facilitate the arrival of pilgrims and tourists and reduce the time it takes to complete procedures for arrivals and departures by coordinating with the relevant authorities and reforming procedures.