Updated November 2023
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
The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia has released the flight schedule for Hajj 2024, which is set to commence on May 9, 2024, and continue until June 10, 2024. The return flight will begin from June 20, 2024, until July 21, 2024. However, the detailed flight schedule for Pakistan pilgrims has not been announced yet.
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.
Further details regarding Pakistan Hajj flights will be announced after the Hajj registration. The pilgrims who apply for the regular Hajj scheme will depart earlier, while those who apply for the short Hajj scheme will depart 15 days after the regular scheme. This section will be updated once the detailed information for the flight schedule has emerged.
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!