SpiceJet, the Indian low-cost carrier has announced that it will operate 37 special Hajj flights for pilgrims travelling to Mecca, Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage.
SpiceJet will operate from India’s Srinagar to Medina between June 5 and June 20, with return flights from Jeddah to Srinagar scheduled between July 15 and July 31, 2022.
It is worth mentioning that, SpiceJet is the sole Indian airline providing Hajj flights this year, carrying around 5000 pilgrims from Srinagar to Medina and back between June 5th and July 31st, 2022.
The airline will deploy its Boeing 737-800 aircraft for these special flights; This aircraft allows for safe, comfortable and efficient flying and is ideally suited for short to medium-haul routes.
Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet, said;
“SpiceJet will make every effort to ensure a hassle-free and delightful travel experience for our pilgrim passengers.”
SpiceJet previously operated special Hajj flights from Gaya and Srinagar, carrying over 19,000 pilgrims to and from the holy pilgrimage.
After a two-year suspension owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, special Haj flights are set to restart.