Saudi Ground Services Co. serves almost 372,000 pilgrims

Sunday, September 2, 2018

JEDDAH: The Saudi Ground Services Co. (SGS) has helped 371,351 Hajj pilgrims with their flights back home since Aug. 13.

The SGS has also handled 762,568 pieces of baggage from King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah.

The airport in Jeddah saw the departure of 307,653 pilgrims, while the one in Madinah saw the departure of 63,698.

“The company has harnessed its capabilities to facilitate the departure of pilgrims with ease and comfort in record time,” said SGS CEO Omar bin Mohammed Najjar.

Highly qualified and well-trained employees have been deployed at both airports to serve pilgrims, he added.

This year’s Hajj season saw the participation of 260 female employees for the first time in the company’s history, he said.

SGS is the leading ground handling services company in Saudi Arabia providing handling services at all commercial airports in the Kingdom. The range of services include all aspects of ground services needed by airlines including passenger services, ramp services, fleet services, technical services, transportation services and traffic.

For SGS, training is a high priority issue and yearly thousands of staff participates in different training sessions held at the IATA approved training center.