Iraqi Airways transfers 6884 pilgrims
29/7/2018 12:00 am
[rtl] BAGHDAD / Al-Sabah
The Iraqi airline company said on Saturday that its planes continue to transport Iraqi pilgrims from various airports in the country, where the number of passengers reached 6884 pilgrims.
This came at a time when Interior Minister Qassem al-Araji arrived on Saturday at the Arar border crossing, represented by the Prime Minister, to bid farewell to the first meal of pilgrims heading to the Holy Land by land.
In a statement received by Al-Sabah, the director general of Iraqi Airways, Miran Farid, said: "The flights were from Baghdad airport with 10 flights with 3024 pilgrims on board, and from Arbil and Sulaymaniyah airports, there were 4 flights transporting 1064 and 1146 pilgrims respectively, 3 flights on board 977 and 651 pilgrims,
Farid stressed that "the company continues to transport Iraqi pilgrims from various airports in the country with high speed without hindrance or delay in flight schedules."
The Director-General praised the efforts of the technical and engineering staff and employees of the company, who are exerting great efforts for the safety and safety of the pilgrims, for their safe and secure access to the Holy Land.
A security source said in a press statement that "the Minister of the Interior, arrived yesterday to the port of Arar, representing the Prime Minister Haider Abadi, to bid farewell to the first meal of the pilgrims and follow-up the progress of the work and services provided to guests of Rahman."
The source, who preferred not to be named, said that "the governor of Anbar, Mohammed al-Halbusi and a number of leaders of the Ministry of Interior accompanied the Araji, during his visit to the port."[/rtl]
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