As many as 98,816 pilgrims have benefited from Makkah Route Initiative which was launched by the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this year to enable pilgrims in five countries end their immigration, cargo and travel procedures to the holy sites before they depart for the Kingdom.
The service, emanating from the Kingdom's vision 2030, was done through 274 flights from their countries to Jeddah King Abdulaziz international airport and Madina Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz international airport. They were coming from 58 stations of their countries with an average of finalizing the procedures of each passenger in one minute and 48 seconds.
The initiative was implemented in the airports of Indonesia, Pakistan, Malaysia, Morocco and Bangladesh.
Special Saudi teams were sent to each of those destinations to assist local staff finalize the procedures.