Friday, December 2, 2022

PIA issues flights schedule for Hajj 2022

From Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will launch its pre-Hajj flights service on June 8.

According to the spokesperson for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), airplane PK-743 would depart from Karachi for Madina on Wednesday carrying 743 pilgrims. According to what he shared, the national flag airline will conduct pre-Hajj operations from Karachi using Boeing 777 aircraft.

Regarding this matter, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has finished making all of the necessary preparations at Jinnah airport for the Hajj 2022 operations.

In the meantime, a representative for the CAA stated that separate immigration counters had been set up at Karachi airport just for pilgrims.

It is important to note that the first flight of the Hajj operation under the ‘Road to Makkah’ initiative departed from New Islamabad Airport in the early hours of Monday morning. 

At 3:30 in the morning, Islamabad was the starting point for the first flight of the Hajj operation that was being organized by the government.

In the meantime, a charter flight on a private airline carrying 220 would-be pilgrims also departed from Allama Iqbal International Airport for Madina on Sunday evening. At the airport in Lahore, Punjab Governor Baligh-ur-Rehman said farewell to the travelers who were on their way to Mecca.

There will be a total of 106 Hajj aircraft, which will bring a total of 32,000 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia, as stated by a spokesperson for the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

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According to the spokesperson for the Road to Makkah project, Islamabad will serve as the departure point for 42 flights.

Pilgrims going on the Hajj are also receiving information on the planes through text messages sent to their cell phones and through the website.

All Hajj pilgrims have been strongly cautioned by the Ministry of the Religious Affairs not to visit the premises of Riaz-ul-Jannah without first receiving authorization from the Saudi authorities.

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