A total of 1.23 million pilgrims arrived and 1.21 million of them departed through the airport, Director General of King Abdulaziz International Airport Abdullah Al-Rimi said.

“The Umrah season for this year kicked off with big number of pilgrims. We are expecting an increase in the coming months, especially during Ramadan,” he said.

“The Saudi leadership always ensures that pilgrims receive the best of services. All government services working at the airport are operating around the clock to serve the pilgrims,” said Al-Rimi.