JAKARTADAILY.ID - Flag carrier Garuda Indonesia expanded its umrah flight networks by opening a direct flight from Makassar, the capital city of Indonesia's South Sulawesi province to Medina in Saudi Arabia.
Garuda said in the statement it began serving Umrah flights for pilgrims from South Sulawesi and its surroundings last Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
Now, the pilgrims can go to Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport for umrah.
According to Garuda Indonesia's statement, this Umrah flight from Makassar will be served three times during May 2022 using the Airbus A330-900 Neo fleet, which offers a capacity of 22 business-class passengers and 277 economy-class passengers.
Irfan Setiaputra, President Director of Garuda Indonesia said that the direct flight for umrah from Makassar to Medina will provide pilgrims with more diverse options to depart to the second holy city for Muslims, without making a transit in Jakarta, Indonesia's capital.