Hajj Flights Operation - Year 2022

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Serene Air to operate additional Islamabad to Medina flight for Hajj pilgrims on July 3.

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airblue flights will transport more than 7,000 Hajj pilgrims from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia. airblue will complete transportation of pilgrims from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia on July 3.

airblue flights from July 15 to August 13 will transport Hajis from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan.

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Operation of pre-Hajj flights for the transportation of pilgrims under government scheme completed at Lahore Airport.

More than 12,000 intending pilgrims flown through 41 special/regular flights from Lahore to Jeddah and Medina.

PIA, Saudia, airblue and Serene Air transported Hajj pilgrims from Lahore to Saudi Arabia.

15 x airblue flights
10 x PIA flights
8 x Serene Air flights
8 x Saudia flights

Post-Hajj flights to Lahore to be operated from July 14 to August 13.

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General Authority Civil Aviation (GACA) - Saudi Arabia circular.

Hajj pilgrims (holding pilgrimage visas) allowed to enter Saudi Arabia through Jeddah Airport till 11:59 PM (Saudi local time) on July 7, 2022.

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Makkah Route facility arranged by Saudi Arabia for Hajj 2022 pilgrims traveling from Islamabad International Airport.



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PIA Post-Hajj flights starting from July 14.

PIA post-Hajj flights operation will continue from July 14 to August 13.

PIA through 154 flights will transport 28,080 Hajis from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan. These include 17,200 under government scheme and 10,800 under private scheme.

For the convenience of Hajis, under "City Check-in" system, to avoid long queues at Saudi airports' check-in counters, flight boarding pass will be issued by PIA to Hajis before they arrive at the airport in Saudi Arabia.

City Check-in facility includes:

* Advance baggage and passenger check-in.

* No need to report to the airport 12 hours prior to the flight.

* No need for getting into long queues and airport congestion.

On July 14, five PIA flights will be operated from Jeddah to Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Multan.

All Hajis will undergo COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) upon arrival at airports of Pakistan. Arrangements have been made at airports of Pakistan for COVID-19 RAT test.

Hajis testing positive for COVID-19 will have to self-quarantine at home for 14 days.

Hajis will also undergo PCR test at airports in Saudi Arabia before boarding flight to Pakistan.

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LAHORE

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Today, PIA Boeing 777-300ER aircraft registration AP-BMS flight PK740 from Jeddah arrived in Lahore at 7:11 PM with 213 Hajis.

PIA officials with garlands were present at the airport to greet Hajis.

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City Check-in facility for Hajis at their hotels in Saudi Arabia.

Under "City Check-in" facility:

Checked Baggage is wrapped, weighed, tagged, trucked to the airport and Boarding Pass is issued to Hajis at their hotel.

Hajis arrive at the airport with Cabin Baggage to board flight to Pakistan.

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Hajis baggage wrapped at hotel.

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Check-in counters for Hajis at hotel. Checked Baggage weighed and tagged.

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Hajis' Checked Baggage with tags trucked to the airport. One of the buses taking Pakistani Hajis to the airport also visible.

Five liters of Zamzam will be handed over to each Haji upon arrival at the airport in Pakistan.

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Pakistani airlines including PIA and airblue providing information about City Check-in facility available in Saudi Arabia to Hajis traveling to Pakistan.

PIA (still using photo of Airbus A310 phased out years ago)
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Advance Baggage & Passenger Check-in.

No need to report to the airport 12 hours prior to the flight.

No need for getting into long queues and airport congestion.

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Reporting at the airport 12 hours before flight is not mandatory now.

No wait time at the airport for check-in for your convenience.

Offering passenger check-in with advance baggage to hujjaj.

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MULTAN

Arrival of Hajis aboard airblue Airbus A321 aircraft registration AP-BMO flight PA871 from Jeddah in Multan at 4:19 AM on July 16.

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QUETTA

Arrival of 156 Hajis aboard PIA Airbus A320 aircraft registration AP-BOK flight PK742 from Jeddah in Quetta at 11:34 AM on July 16.

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Hajis upon arrival underwent COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).

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KARACHI

Arrival of 350 Hajis aboard PIA Boeing 777-300ER aircraft registration AP-BMS flight PK742 from Jeddah in Karachi at 9:46 AM on July 18.

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LAHORE

Arrival of 230 Hajis aboard airblue Airbus A321neo aircraft registration AP-BOE flight PA473 from Jeddah in Lahore at 10:06 AM on July 18.

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Zamzam 5 liter bottle given to each Haji upon arrival at Lahore Airport.

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Arrival of Hajis at Islamabad International Airport.

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Hajis underwent COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) upon arrival at Islamabad Airport.

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Serene Air has successfully completed its Hajj flights operation. The airline operated Hajj flights for the first time this year. Serene Air Hajj flights were operated from Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar.

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Passenger-friendly post-Hajj flights operation at Lahore Airport was completed smoothly without any significant difficulty.

Lahore Airport Post-Hajj Flights Operation Summary - 2022

First post-Hajj flight arrival: July 14, 2022
Last post-Hajj flight arrival: August 11, 2022
Number of regular scheduled flights: 128
Number of Hajis transported by regular scheduled flights: 13,393
Number of special post-Hajj flights: 15
Number of Hajis transported by special post-Hajj flights: 4,216
Total flights: 143
Total number of Hajis flown to Lahore: 17,609

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Post-Hajj flights operation also completed at airports of Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar and Multan.

Peshawar Airport

Post-Hajj flights operation at Peshawar Airport started on July 14 and ended on August 13.

3,830 Hajis arrived in Peshawar aboard 62 flights.

Multan Airport

Post-Hajj flights operation at Multan Airport started on July 15 and ended on August 13.

2,345 Hajis arrived in Multan aboard 31 flights.

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