Amal by Malaysia Airlines set to fly up to 20,000 pilgrims for this year’s Hajj season
KLIA, 25 June 2019: Amal, the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage arm of Malaysia Airlines, is set to transport up to 20,000 pilgrims for this year’s Hajj season. The first flight is scheduled to depart KL International Airport (KLIA) to Jeddah and Madinah on 4 July 2019.
To ensure comfort and a seamless journey for pilgrims, Amal will be mounting up to 40 flights between Kuala Lumpur and Jeddah, as well as Madinah, on the A380-800 for the first Hajj phase from 4 July until 5 August. The airline will also be operating up to 70 feeder flights, utilizing its B737-800 aircraft, to transport pilgrims from Alor Setar, Pulau Pinang, Johor Bahru, Kota Bharu, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Kuala Terengganu to KLIA.
Chief Executive Officer of Amal by Malaysia Airlines, Hazman Hilmi said, "It is an absolute privilege to be able to transport pilgrims to perform their Hajj for the upcoming season. Amal by Malaysia Airlines will be utilising the spacious A380-800 aircraft, configured with unique pilgrim centric in-flight features such as Talbiyah, Doa Musaffir, Azan on board, Tazkirah on board and Miqat announcement to ensure that the pilgrimage experience begins the moment they step into the aircraft.
Our Hajj pilgrims are usually the more senior and elderly and 70% of them are flying for the first time. We are confident that our well trained crew and ground staff will be able to serve the pilgrims with highest level of service in line with Menyantuni Dhuyufurrahman.”
The second phase of the operations will commence on 18 August and will be completed on 12 September 2019.