Updated July 2024
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 to perform the Hajj, including those from Pakistan.
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Hajj flight 2024
The Pakistani Ministry for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony substantially reduced the cost of Hajj. The expenses for the pilgrimage, including airfare, transportation in Saudi Arabia, accommodation, and meals, were decreased from USD 5,000 to USD 3,900. The ministry stated that the excess amount would be reimbursed to the pilgrims, enabling them to save additional funds during their sacred trip to the Holy Land.
Hajj flights from Pakistan 2024 – schedules and ticket price
Although the flight schedule and ticket prices for Hajj 2024 from Pakistan have not yet been explicitly announced, the previous year’s flight schedule and ticket price will help in estimating the same for Hajj 2024 from Pakistan.
The flight operations schedule for Hajj 2023 was announced by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony in Pakistan. According to the ministry’s statement, all details regarding Hajj flights were communicated to pilgrims via SMS or the official website. Pakistani pilgrims had the option to manually check the schedule on flight.inquiry.hajjinfo.org by entering their CNIC number or Hajj Application number.
For Hajj 2023 from Pakistan, the ministry revealed the departure dates for the initial flights from each city:
- Islamabad – 21 May
- Lahore – 21 May
- Karachi – 21 May
- Sialkot – 22 May
- Quetta – 24 May
- Rahim Yar Khan – 6 June
- Sukkur – 7 June
To ensure sufficient time for the pilgrims to perform their sacred rituals, the final flights for Hajj were planned to take off on 20 June. Earlier, GACA had announced that the arrival phase for Hajj flights into Saudi Arabia would last for 31 days, from 21 May 2023 to 22 June 2023. The departure phase was scheduled to be from 2 July 2023 to 2 August 2023.
PIA operation schedules and ticket price
The previous year, according to a notice, Pakistan International Airline (PIA), the country’s flag airline, started pre-Hajj services on 21 May and continued until 12 August. The national flag airline billed private Hajj pilgrims in US dollars for the first time in history. For private Hajj pilgrims, PIA fixed a price of USD 1,180.
According to PIA, the airfares for the pilgrims from the Southern regions were likely to stay between USD 870 to USD 1,180, while for the Northern regions, the range was expected to be between USD 910 to USD 1,220. Pilgrims in the executive economy class were permitted to bring 40kg of checked bags and seven kilograms of hand luggage. Additionally, pilgrims travelling in economy class were allowed to bring seven kilograms of hand luggage and 35 kilograms of checked baggage.
The article will be updated with the latest news and information for Hajj 2024 from Pakistan as and when more information is announced!