Gulf airline investigated for stranding pilgrims

10 August 2009

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Haj and the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) are looking into whether a Gulf-based airline stranded 2,500 Pakistani Umrah pilgrims past their departure date, the Saudi Gazette has reported. Many of the pilgrims stranded had confirmed return tickets. The airline could be blacklisted if allegations were proven true, the newspaper has said, without naming the carrier.

A MEED Subscription...

Subscribe or upgrade your current MEED.com package to support your strategic planning with the MENA region’s best source of business information. Proceed to our online shop below to find out more about the features in each package.

Get Notifications