Karachi: PIA Pre- Hajj- 2014 first flight PK 2001 from Karachi will take off from Karachi Airport for Jeddah at 07:00 hrs carrying more than 300 intending pilgrims.
Intending Hajj pilgrims will be seen off by Managing Director PIA, Shahnawaz Rehman, Director Airport Services, Aijaz Mazhar, and senior officials of the airline, CAA and ASF, PIA spokesperson said here on Wednesday.
Later PIA 03 Hajj Flights PK 2201, PK 2101, PK 2105 will leave from Lahore on 28th August carrying 1160 intending Hujjaj.
PIA would be carrying around 54,000 intending hajj pilgrims to Holy Land. Out of which 43,000 Hujjaj will be carried by 112 Hajj flights and 11,000 through schedule flights from all over Pakistan.
From Karachi PIA will carry 6,200 intending pilgrims through 16 flights, from Lahore 9,100 intending pilgrims through 19 flights, from Islamabad 6,300 pilgrims through 13 flights, from Quetta 9,600 pilgrims through 29 flights, from Peshawar 6,600 pilgrims through 20 flights, from Multan 4,000 pilgrims through 12 flights and from Sialkot 1,500 pilgrims through 03 flights.