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The administration of King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah has issued a statement requesting all passengers, including those traveling for Umrah and on chartered flights, to arrive at the airport at least four hours prior to their scheduled departure time.

This request has been made to accommodate the high volume of travelers departing after the end of the holy month of Ramadan and to handle the increased air traffic resulting from the return of Umrah pilgrims to their respective countries.

The KAIA administration emphasized the need for passengers to adhere to the designated time frame, which should not be less than four hours nor exceed six hours before the scheduled departure time. The primary objective of this decision is to allow passengers ample time to complete all required procedures and avoid any delays or disruptions in their travel plans.

By requesting passengers to arrive earlier, the KAIA administration hopes to alleviate the pressure on the airport and ensure a smooth travel experience for all passengers, especially those traveling for Umrah during this peak season. The administration anticipates that this measure will help streamline operations and mitigate any inconveniences that may arise from the expected surge in passenger traffic.

For additional information regarding Umrah guidelines for 2023, please refer to our dedicated article.

Umrah Permit 2023: All You Need to Know About the Permit for the Minor Pilgrimage