Sunday, March 17, 2013

► SAUDI ARABIA: Palestinian Airlines, Egyptair cooperating on El Arish - Jeddah Umra flights.

EgyptAir (MS) in late January, signed a cooperation agreement with Palestinian Airlines (PF) to operate a series of pilgrimage flights on behalf of the Palestinian Egyptaircarrier out of its current base in El-Arish, Egypt to Muslim holy sites in Saudi Arabia. 

Former Palestinian Airlines B727
Former Palestinian Airlines B727
According to the agreement Egyptair will operate 124 flights - four flights per week from El-Arish to Jeddah on Wednesdays and Thursdays until the end of Ramadan - using an Egyptair Airbus A321.

Rushdie Zakaria, the president of EgyptAir, said:
"EgyptAir seeks to provide the best, most comfortable service to its clients from all over the world, especially its Palestinian brothers.”
Source [DailyNews]

The agreement runs from 30 January until 28 August 2013.

Established in 1994 and entirely owned by the Palestinian authority, Palestinian Airlines resumed operations last year after a 7 year hiatus with flights between El Arish and Amman, Jordan.