Hajj Flight Operations To Jeddah


Hajj Flight Operations to Jeddah

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Hajj Flight Operations to Jeddah: Located 19 km to the north of Jeddah, King Abdulaziz International Airport is one of the busiest in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Its proximity to Mecca means the airport is renowned for its Hajj Terminal. Here’s what operators need to know to organize successful missions to Jeddah’s airport.

King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA)
  • IATA Code: JED
  • ICAO Code: OEJN
  • Latitude/ Longitude:  21.670233 / 39.150578
  • Magnetic Variation: 3° E
  • Elevation: 48 ft
  • Fuel type: JET A1
  • Time Zone Info: GMT + 3 hours
Operational Information 
  • The Saudi Airport Authority recently implemented slots application for scheduled and non-scheduled flights at international airports
  • Slot application in SCR format should be sent to slots@airportcoordination.org
  • Hajj flights are through King Abdulaziz International Airport and Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport or Medina Airport (MED) only
  • To operate into  KAIA, air carrier’s schedules must be submitted to Airport Coordination Australia (ACA) slots@airportcoordination.org (in Excel format)
  • Be sure to include the date, flight number, type of aircraft, seating capacity, call sign, and aircraft registration in both phases for each flight
  • A separate operation agreement with GACA must be signed prior to slot requests
  • To operate in Madinah, slot allocation requests shall be submitted to the airport authority by sending a standard SCR message to SITA address: MEDPAXH
  • Alternatively, the air carriers may send their requests by email to the following email: medslotteam@tibahairports.com or through Tel: +966-14-8138040
  • Slots will be valid for three hours
HAJ Flight Regulation to Obtain Landing Permit at Jeddah And Madinah
  • For air carriers operating at the Kingdom HAJ charter operation, requests must be submitted through the authorized agent
  • Carriage of pilgrims will be shared equally on a 50/50 basis between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and those countries for state pilgrims in accordance with the specific Hajj quota in the agreements
  • These rules apply to all requests whether owned or leased aircraft operates flights

The required documents:

  • Acceptance of Security Program (AOSP)
  • Foreign Operator Authorization (FOA)
  • Bank Guarantee (Returning Pilgrims)
  • Bank Guarantee (Housing and Catering Expenses)
  • Flight Schedule
  • Air Carrier Updating Information
  • Air Carrier Representative Information

Air carriers conducting an operation with a leased aircraft should obtain the required technical permits from GACA. A copy of the aircraft lease agreement must be submitted.

  • All passengers arriving on Hajj flights must obtain visas prior to arrival
  • Air carriers must comply with the Ministry of Health regulations and ensure medical airplane clearances and vaccinations against infectious diseases and epidemics
  • Ensure vaccination cards are available prior to boarding and that chronic disease cards contain all the necessary information

For support with your Hajj Flight Operations to Jeddah, contact UAS