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Updated June 2024

The Hajj is the most anticipated event for Muslims worldwide. Following a two-year hiatus, Saudi Arabia is now preparing to welcome pilgrims from all over the world, including those from Pakistan, to perform the Hajj.

Below is the full guide by Wego regarding the Hajj flight from Pakistan in 2024. Read further to know more.

Guide to Hajj flights from Pakistan 2024

Hajj flights are specialized charter flights organized by airlines and travel agencies to transport pilgrims to Saudi Arabia during the Hajj season. These flights typically offer direct routes to Jeddah or Medina, making travel more convenient and reducing travel time for the large number of people making the pilgrimage.

In Pakistan, the Ministry for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has significantly reduced the cost of Hajj this year. The expenses for the pilgrimage, including airfare, transportation in Saudi Arabia, accommodation, and meals, have been lowered from USD 5,000 to USD 3,900. The ministry has assured pilgrims that the excess amount will be reimbursed, allowing them to save additional funds during their sacred trip to the Holy Land.

Hajj 2024 Guide for Pilgrims from Pakistan

 

Schedule

As per the announcement made by the Pakistani Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, pilgrims can access the complete flight schedule through the Pak Hajj app (available on the App Store and Play Store).

Pre-Hajj flight

Pakistan’s Hajj pilgrimage for 2024 kicks off with the first flights departing on 9 May. The schedule, spanning 74 days until 9 June, will see over 68,000 pilgrims transported by 259 flights operated by various airlines.

The initial phase (9 – 23 May) focuses on arrivals in Madinah. Over 2,160 pilgrims from Pakistan departed on the first day itself, with flights originating from Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore.

Following this, most flights from 24 May to 9 June will land in Jeddah. Flights from Quetta and Sukkur will join the pilgrimage on 11 and 27 May, respectively.

Post-Hajj flight

Following the successful completion of the Hajj pilgrimage by over 160,000 Pakistani pilgrims, the post-Hajj flight operations are now underway, starting from 20 June to 21 July. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will facilitate the return of more than 35,000 pilgrims through 171 flights, while the remaining 125,000 pilgrims will return via both domestic and international private airlines.

These special flights will transport pilgrims from Jeddah and Medina to major cities in Pakistan, including Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Sialkot, Peshawar, Sukkur, and Quetta.

Alongside PIA, private airlines like Serene Air, Airblue, and Air Sial will also operate flights to Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, and Multan, ensuring the return of all pilgrims.

Ticket price

Five airlines will operate Hajj flights from Pakistan in 2024, including Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Saudi Airlines, Airblue, Serene Air, and AirSial.

PIA has slashed flight fares by up to 20%. This means economy class tickets now start at a more affordable PKR 50,000, making Hajj a more attainable journey for many. Additionally, this discount covers routes from Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Multan, Quetta, Sialkot, and Sukkur to Jeddah and Madinah, ensuring that pilgrims from all major cities can benefit from the reduced fares.

To give you an idea of the prices for other airlines, a recent Wego search showed fares starting from:

  • PKR 84,000 with Saudia Airlines on the Peshawar to Jeddah route
  • PKR 70,000 with AirSial on the Karachi to Jeddah route

Please note that prices can fluctuate. For the most accurate prices, it would be best to consult your Hajj tour operator in Pakistan.

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