Over 67,000 Indonesian hajj pilgrims arrive in Mecca

Over 67,000 Indonesian hajj pilgrims arrive in Mecca

Indonesian hajj pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia (Antara/Hanni Sofia)

Mecca (ANTARA) - More than 67 thousand Indonesian hajj pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia to perform a series of hajj services this year.

Data from the integrated hajj information and computerization system (Siskohat) monitored Wednesday showed a total of 67,040 Indonesian hajj pilgrims and 825 hajj officers having reached the Holy Land Tuesday (July 16, 2019), at 07.00 p.m. local time.

They departed from 11 embarkation points in Indonesia on 165 flight batches.

Only two embarkation points have not dispatched hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia until Wednesday. They are the Balikpapan and Aceh embarkation points which will do so only on July 19 and 20, respectively.

Most of the Indonesian flights which had landed in Saudi Arabia until Wednesday left the Jakarta Bekasi embarkation point, with 12,561 hajj pilgrims.

Some 9,509 Indonesian hajj pilgrims and 115 hajj officers from 23 flight batches have been in Mecca, according to the data.

On Tuesday, 7,476 more Indonesian hajj pilgrims from 18 flight batches arrived in Mecca.

They came from eight embarkation points consisting of two flight batches from the Makassar embarkation point, two flight batches from Batam, four from Jakarta Bekasi, one from Jakarta Pondok Gede, three from Surabaya, one from Palembang, four from Solo, and one flight batch from Lombok.

The first batch of Indonesian hajj pilgrims from the Surabaya embarkation point arrived in Saudi Arabia on July 6, 2019.

As of Tuesday, six Indonesian hajj pilgrims have died in the Holy Land.

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