Hajj Pilgrimage Season: Air India and Spicejet to do Charters

Two airlines from India – SpiceJet and Air India – have been designated official Hajj charter operators for the forthcoming annual pilgrimage to Mecca.  This will be in addition to Saudia and flynas’s charter operations.

Out of the  twenty-one official departure points identified, the Saudi Gazette reports that Air India will operate from eleven, and Saudia (SV, Jeddah) and flynas (XY, Riyadh) will operate from four each and  SpiceJet will operate from two points to transport nearly 1,40, 000 Hajj pilgrims from India.

A draft schedule has been submitted and is in the process of being approved by both the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) and the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

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