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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:17 pm

Ministry of Religious Affairs advertisement in July 7 newspaper with instructions for passengers of Hajj flights to Medina and Jeddah.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Faheem Qureshi » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:14 pm

What about Hajj Flight Operations VIA Saudia Airlines ? Start of their Flights ?

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:26 pm

Ministry of Religious Affairs has release Hajj flights schedule for pilgrims traveling under government scheme.

* Pre-Hajj flights will start on July 14.

* Post-Hajj flights will start on August 28.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Thunder » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:07 pm

ISLAMABAD: After some delay, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony on Monday announced the Hajj flight operations 2018 schedule, according to which it will begin on July 14 and will continue till August 15.

The flight operation will begin from Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore and Sukkhur but flights will depart at different timings. On the first and second day of the operation, a total of 1550 pilgrims will depart from major cities of of the country.

Talking to The Express Tribune, an official in the ministry said that this year pilgrims enrolled under the government Hajj scheme would be flown by three designated airlines which include the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Saudi Airlines and Air Blue.
However, Shaheen Airlines has been excluded from the list as it failed to provide flights schedule on time and caused delay in announcing its flight operation plan.

The first PIA flight carrying will depart from Karachi at 2:25 am, followed from Islamabad’s at 7 am, he said. In Multan, the first flight carrying the pilgrims will depart on July 15 and from Faisalabad on July 17.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Thunder » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:08 pm

Shaheen Airlines has been excluded from the HAJJ OPERATION as it failed to provide flights schedule on time and caused delay in announcing its flight operation plan.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:36 pm

I think Shaheen Air had been taking part in Hajj flights operation since year 2011.

Seems, the airline's two Airbus A330-200 aircraft (AP-BMJ & AP-BMK) also have not returned since going to Turkey apparently for maintenance checks.

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

AP-BMJ & AP-BMK seen parked at Turkish Technic facility in Turkey photographed in June 2018.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by inducedrag » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:20 pm

Thunder wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:08 pm
Shaheen Airlines has been excluded from the HAJJ OPERATION as it failed to provide flights schedule on time and caused delay in announcing its flight operation plan.
Who will carry 30000 Hajjis extra?

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:48 pm

According to a reliable source, Shaheen Air will operate Hajj flights talks after holding successful talks with the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:25 am

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) instructions in July 13 newspaper for pilgrims traveling on Hajj flights from new Islamabad International Airport.

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Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:44 pm

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) instructions in July 14 newspaper for pilgrims traveling on Hajj flights from new Islamabad International Airport.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:02 am

Haj flights operation to begin from Peshawar tomorrow

PESHAWAR:
The Haj flights operation would start tomorrow (Saturday) as private airline Airblue would carry pilgrims to Saudi Arabia from the Bacha Khan International Airport.

The Airblue flight would take off at 11am, marking the beginning of the Haj flights operation that would continue till August 15. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has received the schedule for Haj flights operation. Three flights would take off from the Bacha Khan International Airport on the first day of Haj flights operation starting from July 14. The operation would be on a daily basis.

A high-level meeting relating to arrangements for the Haj flights operation was held at the Bacha Khan International Airport with the airport manager Samar Rafique in the chair. Officials of the Directorate of Haj, district administration, private airlines, security agencies and Airport Security Force attended the meeting.

The meeting discussed the security plan, provision of facilities and finalised other arrangements for Haj flights operation to facilitate the pilgrims. A total of 76 flights would carry pilgrims from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to Saudi Arabia during the operation, a CAA official said.

The airport manager said the CAA had finalized all arrangements for smoothly conducting the Haj operation, adding that the recently installed passenger boarding bridges and other facilities would be used to facilitate the passengers.

He said that the CAA had formed various teams, appointed Haj officers and representatives of all the concerned agencies would also be present at the airport to solve the problems or any other issue on the spot.

Director Haj Shakeel Ahmad Sethi said that over 30,000 people from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would perform Haj. He added that 18,000 would perform Haj under government scheme and 12,000 under private schemes.

The official said the intending pilgrims would first go to Haji Camp in Phase-7 Hayatabad, adding the Directorate of Haj had arranged transport facility to shift the pilgrims from the camp to the airport.

He said that 40 cops have been deployed for the security at the Haji Camp and to escort the vehicles transporting the pilgrims from the camp to the airport. Shakeel Ahmad Sethi added that a deputy superintendent of police would command the cops and look after the security arrangements of the intending pilgrims.

Besides, the directorate has deployed 50 of its scouts to perform duty at the Haji Camp. He said all the relevant banks and airlines have established booths at the Haji Camp to facilitate the pilgrims.

The official said that health teams were also deployed at Haji Camp and they were administering anti-polio and meningitis vaccines to the pilgrims. The flight operation of the Shaheen Air could not resume at the Bacha Khan International Airport.

The CAA has suspended the flights operation of the airline on the directives of Federal Board of Revenue over the failure of the management of Shaheen Air International to pay the federal excise duty amounting to over Rs521 million.

A CAA official confirmed that the flights operation of the airline stood suspended. "We have not received the documents about the Haj flights operation of Shaheen Airline so far," he added.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:57 am

Ceremony arranged at Karachi Airport for first pre-Hajj flight. The flight is PIA's PK-7001 to Medina scheduled to depart from Karachi at 2:25 AM. PIA Boeing 777-300ER registration AP-BHW is going to perform this flight with a total of 343 intending pilgrims including 177 who arrived in Karachi from Sukkur.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/pk7001

Apparently, PIA Airbus A320 registration AP-BLA as pre-Hajj flight PK-8001 departed from Sukkur at 11:10 PM on July 13 and landed at Karachi at 12:20 AM on July 14.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/pk8001

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:35 pm

On July 14, PIA Boeing 777-200ER (AP-BHX) performed pre-hajj flight PK-7003 from Islamabad to Medina.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by inducedrag » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:03 pm

Thunder wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:08 pm
Shaheen Airlines has been excluded from the HAJJ OPERATION as it failed to provide flights schedule on time and caused delay in announcing its flight operation plan.
Which Airline is going to carry the ShaheenAir Hajjis ?

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

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