First flight of pilgrims from Iraq, Baghdad International Airport starting

2016/8/13 16:09


It kicked off Saturday afternoon the first pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Karbala hall at Baghdad International Airport to be followed by three more planes today also launched from Airports Basra, Najaf and Erbil.

A statement by the Ministry of Transport Agency has received all of Iraq [where] a copy of it on Saturday that "the technical agent for the Ministry of Transport Abbas Omran has supervised the gathering point for pilgrims, and had a meeting with them confirmed through him that" the Minister of Transport and agency Abdul Hussein Abtan follow the details of them to the process Holy Land and that all necessary measures going according to what is intended in advance and there are measures in order to ensure provide for their optimum, and expressed Imran hope to perform the rituals of Hajj in good conditions, while his thanks on behalf of the Minister of transport and agency to the head of the Hajj and Umrah Khalid al-Attiyah and all of the shares in the gathering point for pilgrims. "

For his part, Director General of Civil Aviation Hussein Mohsen said "preparations facility included the creation of Karbala lounge, which opened last Thursday in terms of smooth entry of pilgrims and complete their travel procedures smoothly which the price of many of the pilgrims who flocked to a large number to Baghdad International Airport."

It should be noted that the first flight of the 267 pilgrims went to Medina through Iraqi Airways, with kicks from Basra International Airport another plane carrying 186 pilgrims and Najaf Airport will be a gathering point for 183 pilgrims in Erbil Airport will number 281 pilgrims, knowing that he has allocated for Iraq four flights during the first six days, increasing the number to five flights a day gradually to 29 of August where off last trip.

The number of Iraqi pilgrims who will go by air to perform the rites 25122 pilgrims are programmed transported on 80 flights earmarked for Iraq.