Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)
24th December 2003
Pilgrimage to Mecca
The "Hajj" or pilgrimage must be made by every Muslim at least once in their life. Sometimes a whole family contributes to sending a relative on this often difficult journey before it's too late - in many cases it will be the first and only time they leave their village, never mind travel in an aircraft.
To cope with the sheer volume of pilgrims, KSA built a separate Haj terminal at Jeddah airport.
This shows Hajjis disembarking their aircraft in the simple robes required by all during their time in Mecca, and getting onto the transit bus.
(This example has the missing arabic face value at lower right)