Sunday, June 05, 2022

SpiceJet starts Haj flights from Srinagar

Pune: SpiceJet flagged off its first special Haj flight from Srinagar on Sunday.

A SpiceJet Boeing 737-800 departed on its schedule time from the Srinagar airport with 145 passengers on-board today morning.

The airline will operate 37 special Haj flights for pilgrims travelling to Mecca for the annual pilgrimage. The special flights from Srinagar will depart for Medina between June 5 and June 20. Return flights from Jeddah to Srinagar are scheduled from July 15 to July 31.

Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, joined the launch event virtually. SpiceJet will deploy its 737-800 aircraft for these special flights.

The airline has in the past operated special Haj flights from Gaya and Srinagar, ferrying around 19,000 pilgrims to and from the holy pilgrimage. The operation of special Haj flights is set to resume after a two year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

05/07/22 Joy Sengupta/Times of India

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