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PIA Hajj 2023 operation to start from May 21

The national flag carrier has decided to charge fares in US dollars for the second year in a row

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Hajj 2023 operation is to start from May 21!

  • PIA has announced flight operations and private Hajj fares for Haj 2023 with a minimum fare of $870 and a maximum fare of $220.
  • The national airline will continue Haj flight operations from May 21 to August 2 and the fares have been announced in dollars under the private Haj scheme announced by PIA.
  • Under Private Hajj, the minimum fare for the South Region is fixed at $870 and the maximum is $1,180 and the South Region only includes flights from Karachi.

The national flag carrier airline on Saturday announced that its pre-Hajj operation would start on May 21 and continue till August 12 during which the national flag carrier will lift 38,000 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.

“Pre Hajj operation will commence from 1st Zilqad till 4th Zilhajj, 1444 corresponding to Gregorian date 21st May till 22nd June 2023 (subject to moon sighting),” according to PIA Hajj circular.

The national flag carrier has decided to charge fares in US dollars for the second year in a row.

PIA has fixed the fares for pilgrims going to Saudi Arabia under the private Hajj scheme from $870 to $1180 for the Southern region which includes Karachi, Quetta, Sukkur, and Hyderabad.

The decision has been made after the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony announced the allocation of a 50% special quota in the Government Hajj Scheme-2023 for the pilgrims who will pay in US dollars.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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