Pakistan- First Hajj flight to take off on July 24, 2017

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Pakistan- First Hajj flight to take off on July 24, 2017

Post by Salman Haider » Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:13 pm

Pakistan- First Hajj flight to take off on July 24, 2017
July 7, 2017

PESHAWAR (APP): The first Hajj will take off from Pakistan on 24 July, the Ministry of Religious Affairs has finalised flight schedule for this year's Hajj which will be released on Saturday.

The ministry's spokesman was quoted as saying that besides Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Saudi Airline, Airblue and Shaeen Airlines will take part in the Hajj flight operation. He said all the intending pilgrims will be informed about the flight schedule. The Ministry of Religious Affairs says 107,500 pilgrims will perform Hajj under the government scheme this year, while 71,000 pilgrims will perform Hajj under private scheme.

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Post by Salman Haider » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:29 pm

Hajj operations: PIA to allot business class seats to senior citizens
July 12, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): Pakistan International Airline (PIA) has decided to allott business class seats to the senior citizens and aged-pilgrims during the Hajj operations. It was decided during a high-level meeting on Wednesday with PM’s Advisor on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Ahmad Khan in the chair. This decision would help senior citizens reaping the benefits of PIA’s extra facilities without additional charges.

Sardar Mehtab directed the PIA chief commercial officer to ensure the provision of business class seats to the aged pilgrims on a priority basis, and labelled discretionary powers to allot business class seats as unreasonable. He assured that the pilgrims will be provided maximum facilities during the flights. Federal Secretary for Aviation Irfan Elahi, senior PIA officials were also present at the meeting.

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Re: Pakistan- First Hajj flight to take off on July 24, 2017

Post by Salman Haider » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:25 pm

Hajj flight operation begins
July 24, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Hajj flight operation began on Monday as Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) first flight departed with 328 pilgrims on board from Benazir International Airport, Islamabad early Monday morning for Madina, ARY News reported. Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousaf arrived at the airport to see off the pilgrims.

Speaking to media on the occasion, the minister said that comprehensive arrangements have been made in the holy cities of Makkah and Madina to facilitate the pilgrims in the best possible manner. Another flight of a private airline left with more than 300 pilgrims on board at around 6:00am from Jinnah International Airport, Karachi for Jeddah.

Four hundred and twenty-six flights from different parts of the country will transport over one hundred and seven thousand pilgrims to Makkah and Madina. The flight operation for Hajj will be completed by 26th of the next month.

Source: AryNews
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Re: Pakistan- First Hajj flight to take off on July 24, 2017

Post by Salman Haider » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:06 am

HAJ OPERATION
July 28, 2017

The PIA transported more than 4,200 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia through 13 flights in first four days of its pre-haj operation. All pre-haj flights are departing on time from their stations in Pakistan -- Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Sialkot and Multan.

The first flight from Lahore to Madina carrying 392 pilgrims took off from Allama Iqbal airport on Thursday. The passengers of the flight were seen off by Mashhood Tajwar, public affairs general manager at the PIA; Asad Ghauri, district manager at the PIA Lahore and Tariq Majeed, airport manager. Hayat said that PIA had made special arrangements for the convenience of pilgrims at airports in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and deputed additional staff to assist them.

Source: The Nation

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