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Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:37 pm

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Today, the national assembly was informed that this year 120,000 pilgrims under Government Hajj scheme will be transported from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia by following four designated airlines:

35,000 pilgrims by PIA
35,000 pilgrims by Saudia
34,000 pilgrims by Shaheen
16,000 pilgrims by airblue

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:40 pm

This year airblue flights to Medina/Jeddah will carry Hajj pilgrims from Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Multan.



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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by ammad » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:33 pm

Thanks Abbas for starting Hajj 2018 thread, ahead of time.
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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:51 am

Thank you Ammad.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat May 26, 2018 6:02 pm

Sukkur Chamber of Commerce and Industry delegation in its meeting with PIA officials has demanded operation of PIA hajj feeder flights between Sukkur and Karachi in daylight and with Airbus or Boeing aircraft instead of ATR turboprop aircraft for the convenience of pilgrims.

https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPup ... e=20180526

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by rayyanullah » Sun May 27, 2018 11:40 am

Hasn't Shaheen defaulted in payment of taxes with a rumour that its operation may be affected?

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:01 pm

Hajj flights schedule to be released in the last week of June, according to news sources.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:06 am

Religious Ministry to issue Hajj flight schedule after Eid

ISLAMABAD:
The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony will issue hajj flight schedule for intending pilgrims of the government scheme after Eid-ul-Fitr.

Additional Secretary Aftab Ahmed has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with four airlines including the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), AirBlue, Shaheen Air and the Saudi Airlines for bringing the government scheme pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for performing Hajj.

The finalisation of the Hajj flight schedule is being expedited after inking the agreement with four airlines. The intending Hujjaj could find special flights information from the website of the ministry or its social media page. The ministry will inform the pilgrims about their flight schedule through SMS and individual letters.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:59 pm

First pre-Hajj flight to leave for Saudi Arabia on July 16.

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/329483 ... on-july-16

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:55 pm

According to news sources:

PIA has completed preparations for Hajj 2018 flights operation.

150 PIA pre-Hajj flights will transport 50,000 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.

PIA Airbus A320 and Boeing 777 aircraft will take part in Hajj flights operation.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:43 pm

PIA pre-Hajj flights operation to start on July 14 and end on August 15.

PIA post-Hajj flights operation to start on August 27.

https://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPup ... e=20180623

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:38 pm

Shaheen Air is honored to announce its 8th consecutive Hajj operations for the year 2018 and is proud to be the largest private carrier conducting Hajj operations.



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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:53 pm

BTW, it seems two of Shaheen Airbus A330-200 i.e. aircraft registrations AP-BMJ and AP-BMK are still in Turkey where apparently they had gone for maintenance checks.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ap-bmj
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ap-bmk

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:52 pm

First Shaheen Air flight to carry 325 pilgrims from July 14

The airline is slated to fly more than 40,000 pilgrims as part of its Hajj operation this year

June 26, 2018

KARACHI:
Shaheen Air International is all set to fly over 40,000 pilgrims; comprising both private and government Hujjajas as part of its annual Hajj schedule for the year 2018.

The Hajj operations shall begin from 14 July and will transport pilgrims from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Faisalabad and Quetta.

In the pre-Hajj operation, several flights shall carry more than 40,000 pilgrims from July all through the month of August. As part of its endeavours of providing maximum relief to the Hujjaj, Shaheen Air has dedicated five aircraft to conduct Hajj operations seamlessly, which includes three Airbus A330-200 along with two Airbus A320-200 that will operate from six destinations in Pakistan.

At the occasion announcing Shaheen Air’s 8th consecutive Hajj operations, the company’s Director Marketing, Zohaib Hassan said, “Shaheen Air remains resolute towards providing unmatched facilities to its valued passengers all over the country, and it gives us extreme honor to provide these services to fly pilgrims for the holy journey of Hajj. Today, we feel proud to announce our 8th consecutive Hajj operation, and as Pakistan’s largest private and the second national carrier, we are ready to provide maximum facilitation to the pilgrims in the best possible way.”

Last year, Shaheen Air was awarded a certificate of appreciation and award of excellence by the Directorate General of Hajj – Pakistan upon successful completion of its Hajj operations for the year 2017.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:24 pm

Hajj Flights at Lahore to be Operated from Airport's Main Terminal Building

July 6, 2018

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Prior to formal inauguration of Hajj flight operation on July 16, 2018, an important meeting was convened at Allama Iqbal International Airport - Lahore on July 5, 2018 under the chairmanship of Airport Manager Mr. Tahir Sikandar, to discuss the arrangements and facilities to be provided at airport to help and guide the Hujjaj during the Hajj Operation. The Chief Security Officer, ASF Colonel Ali Tipu, representatives of of FIA, ANF, Customs, Airport Health departments, Station Managers of all operating airlines / Ground Handling Agents along with DSP Cantt., AC Cantt., and Traffic Officer Lahore were the participants.

The arrangements for Hajj Operation 2018 were decided under consensus of all participants and it was finalized that this year the Hajj operation will be carried out from main terminal building i.e. Allama Iqbal International Airport - Lahore.

Important decisions were also taken during the session in the light of standing instructions of Director General Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority Hassan Baig, regarding improved services / facilities for the pilgrims likewise preceding years including First Aid, Ablution & Prayer area, Clean Drinking Water, Telephone Booth, Complementary Tea and refreshment in line with services by Civil Aviation Authority and concerned Airlines Staff on 24/7 basis.

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