Sunday 18th, August 2019
canara news

Air India to run 230 special flights for Haj pilgrims

Published On : 17 Aug 2015


Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) State-run Air India on Sunday said it will operate 230 special flights for Haj pilgrims from seven places in India -- Delhi, Srinagar, Mumbai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Nagpur and Goa -- directly to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

"A total of 230 direct flights in two phases will fly 38,000 Hajjis directly to Jeddah," the national carrier said in a statement here.

The first phase of outbound flights from India to Jeddah, that commences from August 16, will see 115 special flights from these seven places and will continue till September 17, Air India said.

The second, or the return, phase will start from September 28 and will continue till October 28, the release added.

Air India will operate a 340-seater B777-300ER aircraft during the two phases that will fly the pilgrims to and from Jeddah.

"It shall offer exclusive pre-boarding facilities and provide special meals, both on ground and in-flight to our valued pilgrims," the release said.







More News

Sensex, Nifty fall 1% as crude oil prices surge
Sensex, Nifty fall 1% as crude oil prices surge
Aamir Khan calls 'Thugs of Hindostan' role one of his toughest
Aamir Khan calls 'Thugs of Hindostan' role one of his toughest
Fuel prices continue to fall as global crude rates ease
Fuel prices continue to fall as global crude rates ease

Write your Comments

Disclaimer: Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. canaranews.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that under 66A of the IT Act, sending offensive or menacing messages through electronic communication service and sending false messages to cheat, mislead or deceive people or to cause annoyance to them is punishable. It is obligatory on CANARANEWS to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using canaranews will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will canaranews.com be held responsible.