SpiceJet to operate 148 special flights for Hajj pilgrims


A low-cost Indian airline, SpiceJet has announced that they will operate 148 special flights for the grand annual Islamic pilgrimage. The airline is all set to carry close to 11,000 Hajj pilgrims from Srinagar to Medina and Jeddah and back on special flights for the great and huge religious gathering in Mecca in 2019.

Chairman and Managing Director, Spice Jet, Ajay Singh, said: “SpiceJet is honoured to play a small part in helping country’s pilgrims travel to Mecca for the holy Hajj pilgrimage in 2019. We offer our best wishes to all the pilgrims as they embark on this once in a lifetime journey and we will make every best possible effort to provide a hassle-free and delightful travel experience for all our pilgrim passengers”.

SpiceJet will deploy its Boeing 737-800 aircraft to transport pilgrims from Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir to Jeddah and Medina. The flights will be operated between July 4 and July 29, 2019, and the return journey for the Hajj pilgrims is scheduled from August 16 to September 11, 2019.