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PIA Transports 65,000 Hajj Pilgrims Via 232 Flights


KARACHI– The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has so far transported around 65,000 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia through 232 hajj and regular scheduled flights with mostly on time departures from airports in the country.

A PIA spokesman in a statement issued on Tuesday said the national carrier transported around 16,300 intending pilgrims from Karachi through 51 flights, 12,000 from Islamabad through 39 flights, 11,500 from Lahore through 35 flights, 4,000 from Multan through 15 flights, 1,400 from Faisalabad through 10 flights, 4,000 from Sialkot through 10 flights, 9,500 from Peshawar through 26 flights and 6,700 intending pilgrims through 46 flights from Quetta.

The PIA will transport nearly 82,000 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. The airlines Pre Hajj operation will conclude on 5th August 2019.

The Post Hajj operating of bringing back the Hujjaj from Saudi Arabia will commence from 17th August and conclude on 14th September 2019.— PRESS RELEASE