Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:23 pm

PIA started its pre-Hajj flights operation from Quetta on July 26.

The airline's two Airbus A320 flights transported 270 pilgrims from Quetta to Karachi from where they'll be flown to Saudi Arabia.

PIA pre-Hajj flight PK-6731 from Quetta to Karachi performed by Airbus A320 (AP-BLD).

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PIA pre-Hajj flight PK-8731 from Quetta to Karachi performed by Airbus A320 (AP-BLD).

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:43 pm

Today, PIA started its pre-Hajj flights operation from Sialkot when airline's Boeing 777-200ER registration AP-BGK with 329 pilgrims onboard departed as flight PK-7081 to Medina.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:09 pm

Today again Shaheen Air Airbus A320 registration AP-BLM performed Islamabad to Quetta flight NL-151 and from Quetta to Multan flight NL-160 apparently to transport pilgrims from Quetta to Multan.

From Multan AP-BLM departed as flight NL-162 to Karachi.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ap-blm

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:06 pm

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Today, PIA pre-Hajj flight PK-2077 to Jeddah departed from Karachi at 10:54 AM without seventy pilgrims who protested against the airline at Karachi Airport. The passengers have been shifted to hotel(s) and will be accommodated in airline's Karachi to Jeddah flight PK-731 today. PK-731 is scheduled to depart from Karachi at 5:55 PM. PIA Boeing 777-200ER registration AP-BMH is expected to perform flight PK-731 today. According to PIA spokesperson, PK-731 will depart from Karachi at 10:00 PM tonight.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/pk731

The pre-Hajj flight PK-2077 was performed by PIA Boeing 777-200ER registration AP-BGJ.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/pk2077

Scheduled departure time for PK-2077 was 2:00 AM.

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Probably the unavailability of a number of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in PIA fleet is a reason for off-loading of seventy passengers from PK-2077 operated with smaller seating capacity Boeing 777-200ER.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:38 pm

Departure of PIA Karachi to Jeddah flight PK-731 is also delayed. PK-731 was expected to carry around seventy passengers who were off-loaded from airline's pre-Hajj flight PK-2077 due to operation of that flight with Boeing 777 with lesser number of seats.

Flight PK-731 was scheduled to depart from Karachi at 5:55 PM.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:32 am

PIA Boeing 777-200ER registration AP-BMH departed from Karachi at 12:48 AM as flight PK-731 to Jeddah.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/pk731

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:38 pm

airblue pre-Hajj flights operation completed on August 15.

27,542 pilgrims flown including 18,624 under the government scheme that included 1,700 pilgrims from Balochistan.
Flights operated with 85% punctuality.
100% reliability rate of flights without any cancellation.

Complimentary meal boxes and Hajj kits including bags, umbrellas, water bottles and pouches were presented to pilgrims at the time of check-in.



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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by BJ911 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:01 pm

What about PIA & Shaheen Air Pre-Hajj ?
Any stats available :-k

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:17 pm

First flight to bring back Hajis to land on Aug 27

PESHAWAR:
The first flight to bring back the pilgrims after performing Haj would land at the Bacha Khan International Airport on August 27.
A private airline, the Airblue, would bring back the first batch of 170 pilgrims. The airline had flown the first batch of intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on July 14.

A high-level meeting to review the arrangements for the post-Haj flights operation was held at the Bacha Khan International Airport with its manager Samar Rafique in the chair.

The officials of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), district administration, Airport Security Force (ASF), Customs, security forces, health and other concerned departments attended the meeting.

The participants discussed strategy for the post-Haj flights operation and reviewed the arrangements. Samar Rafique informed the participants that Haj flights operation has been successfully completed as the last flight to take the intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia took off today (Wednesday).

He said the return process of the Hajis would start on August 27. The official said that around 30,000 pilgrims from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa went to Saudi Arabia to perform Haj. The meeting decided to allow the returning pilgrims to go home directly from the airport. It also decided to allow limited number of people to receive their relatives at the airport due to ongoing development work at there.

The CCA officials urged the people not to bring more than one vehicle at the airport to receive the Hajis to avoid inconvenience. As many as 18,000 pilgrims from KP are performing Haj under the government scheme and 12,000 people are doing so private schemes.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:00 pm

PIA Pre-Hajj Flights Operation Completed

Karachi, August 16, 2018:
PIA Pre- Hajj operation of transporting intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia concluded on Wednesday night transporting more than 68,000 intending pilgrims with a flight punctuality of more than 95 percent.

PIA operated 225 flights to Saudi Arabia. This includes nearly 28,138 intending pilgrims through Hajj flights and 39,906 intending pilgrims through regular scheduled flights.

PIA operated 71 flights from Karachi and transported more than 21,400 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia, 50 flights from Islamabad with 15,148 pilgrims, 43 flights from Lahore with 13,960 pilgrims, 19 flights from Multan with 4,571 pilgrims, 07 flights from Faisalabad with 833 pilgrims, 11 flights from Sialkot with 3,708 pilgrims and 24 flights from Peshawar with 8,418 intending pilgrims.

President & CEO PIA, Musharraf Rasool Cyan congratulated PIA hajj team members for successful Pre-Hajj operation and instructed them to provide full support and assistance to the returning Hujjaj.

The Post Hajj operation will commence from 27th August 2018 and PIA will bring back more than 68,000 Hujjaj through Hajj and Regular scheduled flights from Jeddah and Madinah to Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi, Sialkot, Multan and Faisalabad stations.

The Post Hajj operation will conclude on 25 September 2018.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:08 pm

Hajj flights from Pakistan this year witness largest growth

According to Travelport’s analysis, as of 31 July, flights from Pakistan had seen the greatest growth in bookings through GDS around Makkah when compared to last year’s Hajj, with volume up 13,788 (+61%). Bookings from the United Kingdom saw the second highest rise, with volume up 4,324 (+47%). Bahrain came third having registered 4,306 more bookings (+173%) vs 2017. India and the United Arab Emirates completed the top five positions in the table. India saw an increase in bookings of 3,791 (+19%), while the United Arab Emirates recorded a rise of 2,887 (+24%). Overall, flight bookings around Makkah through GDS had been made from 148 countries around the world.

Matthew Powell, Travelport’s Managing Director for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, said: “Every year, Hajj sees one of the greatest migrations of people on the planet. It is likely many of the rises in flight bookings we’ve seen through our analysis can, at least in part, be attributed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s government increasing the Hajj quotas for the countries in question. For example, in recent months, increases have been reported for countries including Pakistan, Bahrain and India.”

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:50 pm

PIA scouts reach Jeddah to perform haj duties

August 20, 2018

KARACHI (PRESS RELEASE)
- PIA scouts chief Muhammad Shuaib has said that Haj is a great show of humanity, love of Allah, unity of ummah and equality.

He was addressing the ceremony of PIA Scouts Khudam-ul-hujjaj on Sunday. In the briefing meeting, Provincial Secretary Shamas Khan, Secretary Public Relations Syed Mehboob Qadri, Sectary Training Muhammad Ayyaz, Secretary Events Ghulam Qadir, district commissioners Abdul Raouf , syed javid Raza and others were also present. First contingent of PIA Scouts Kuhdam-ul-Hujjaj departed for Saudi Arabia from Karachi. After performing the haj, one scouts unit will be deployed at Makkah Mukarama hajji camp and second scouts unit at Jeddah haj terminal. The scouts will provide their services and assistance in bus terminals, waiting area, boarding, briefing, immigration counters and passport handling.

According to the provincial spokesperson, second scout contingent will be posted at Medina Munawra, where they will provide their services in medina Haji camp and airport.

After the haj operation scout units will depart for home stations including Karachi, Quetta, Multan, Faisalabad, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:01 pm

Post-Hajj flights operation starting from August 27 to be completed on September 25.

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by BJ911 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:06 pm

Abbas Ali wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:01 pm
Post-Hajj flights operation starting from August 27 to be completed on September 25.

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Will SAI take part in Post-Hajj Ops. With 2 available aircrafts (A330s) ??
What's the available stats of Shaheen Pre-Hajj !! #-o

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Re: Hajj 2018 Flights Operation

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:30 pm

PIA Post-Hajj Flights

Karachi, August 26, 2018:
PIA Post- Hajj operation from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan will commence from Monday. The first Post Hajj flights PK 3006 for Karachi and PK 3002 for Islamabad reached their respective airports bringing back more than 700 Hujjaj. The first post hajj flight to Lahore will arrive at 6am on 28th August.

The Hujjaj of first Post- Hajj flight PK3006 will be flown by Chief Flight Operations Capt Uzair Khan who is overseeing the Post Hajj Operation.

Similarly the Hujjaj of PK 3002 will arrive around 5pm at New Islamabad International Airport.

PIA will operate 225 flights from Saudi Arabia. This includes flights from Madinah and Jeddah through Hajj and regular scheduled flights.

President & CEO PIA, Musharraf Rasool Cyan has instructed PIA officials and hajj team members for successful commencement of Post-Hajj operation and to provide full support and assistance to the returning Hujjaj.

PIA will bring back more than 68,000 Hujjaj through Hajj and Regular scheduled flights from Jeddah and Madinah to Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi, Sialkot, Multan and Faisalabad stations. The Post Hajj operation will conclude on 25 September 2018.

Source: PIA Press Release (August 26, 2018)

SAI offices de-sealed, Haj flights to resume tomorrow

8/26/2018

KARACHl:
The offices of Shaheen Air International (SAl) were reopened after its management reached an agreement with the officials of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), and submitted the bank guarantee worth Rs1.4 billion.

The FBR had closed down the offices of SAI a few days ago on account of nonclearance of dues and taxes.

A representative of the private airline, Hassan Minhaj, said that the FBR reopened the SAI offices on receiving the bank guarantee of the entire demand amount of Rs1.4bn.

Another representative responding to Dawn queries said the head office of the SAI was reopened on Friday after negotiations with the FBR officials were held and the bank guarantee submitted.

He lauded the FBR for its gesture and support in finding a lawful way out of the situation.

He said the reopening of sealed offices was delayed because of the Eidul Azha holidays, and added that the SAI would begin its Haj operations on Monday.

Concurrently, the airline was also in dispute with the Civil Aviation Authority and faced suspension of operations, except Haj flights, he said, adding that negotiations with the CAA would resume soon for resumption of flight operations since SAI offices had been de-sealed.

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