Post-Hajj flight operation kicks off today to bring back 82,000 Pakistani pilgrims from KSA!
PIA’s first return flight to repatriate pilgrims from Saudi Arabia arrived at the Jinnah International Airport Karachi where Governor Sindh Kamran Tesori welcomed the Hujjaj.
According to the spokesperson of the national airline, PIA’s first Hajj-return flight, PK-832, departing from Jeddah, landed at Karachi Airport at 3:35 PM PST carrying 360 Hujjaj.
The first return flight to Islamabad Airport landed at 3:30 PM and Air Vice-Marshal Aamir Hayat received the pilgrims. Similarly, the first return flight for Lahore Airport landed at 3:20 PM.
According to the spokesperson of the national airline, PIA will repatriate 61,467 pilgrims from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan through 268 flights, out of those 41,000 went under the government scheme whereas 19,000 were private pilgrims.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Airblue, Serene Air, and Saudi Airlines are set to work together to facilitate the safe return of Pakistani Hujjaj.
As reported, the post-Hajj flight operation from Jeddah will culminate on the 20th of this month.