The Ministry of Religious Affairs has released the schedule of Hajj flights 2023 under the government scheme starting from 21st May.
In a statement, Senator Talha Mehmood announced that Pakistan will start Hajj flights operation from 21st May 2023. The first Hajj flight under the government scheme will depart from Islamabad on Sunday.
According to the spokesperson of MoRA, the Hajj pilgrims will leave for Saudi Arabia from Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore via specials Hajj Flights.
Similarly, the first Hajj flight from Sialkot will depart on Monday, Multan on Tuesday and Quetta on next Wednesday. The pilgrims will depart for KSA from Rahim Yar Khan on 6th June 6 and 7th June from Sukkur.
The last Hajj flight will depart on 2oth June, he added.
Hajj pilgrims were advised to obtain necessary vaccines and essential medicines from the Haji Camps, as outlined in the Hajj schedule, he emphasized.
To ensure seamless communication and coordination, he said the Ministry has implemented an effective notification system, with the intending pilgrims being informed via the official website and SMS notifications.
In alignment with health and safety measures, he said the Haji camps would initiate the immunization process against meningitis, flu, and polio starting from 17th May, providing pilgrims with essential protection during their Hajj journey.
In a commendable collaboration between the Ministry and the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), free corona vaccine counters had been established at the Haji camps to facilitate the pilgrims, he added.
Earlier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) announces its schedule for its flight operations and fares for the Hajj pilgrimage.
According to the notification, the Pakistan International Airline (PIA) will begin pre-Hajj operations from 6th June till 21st May 2023.
The PIA has set an $1180 fare for private Hajj pilgrims.
The airfares for the pilgrims from the Southern region and Northern region are likely to remain in the range of $810 to $1,100 and $860 to $1,150 respectively, according to PIA.
Remember that this time PIA will charge ticket prices in Dollars instead of Rupees.