SpiceJet has today commenced its Haj operations by operating special flights from Bhopal, Gaya, Vijayawada, Aurangabad and Srinagar. The airline has inducted two wide-body A340 aircraft for its Haj operations.
Manoj Sinha, Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, flagged off SpiceJet’s first Haj flight from Srinagar.
SpiceJet will operate special flights from Aurangabad, Vijayawada, Bhopal, Gaya and Srinagar to Jeddah between June 7 and June 22, 2023. Return flights from Medina are scheduled from July 17 to August 2, 2023. SpiceJet will operate 200 special flights carrying close to 21,000 pilgrims.
Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet said, “SpiceJet is honoured to operate special Haj flights for pilgrims this year. We will be operating 200 flights carrying close to 21,000 pilgrims. This will be our highest ever multicity operation and the first time we are deploying wide-body aircraft for Haj. We are all geared up to ensure a hassle-free and delightful pilgrimage. I wish everyone a wonderful experience at Mecca this year.”
In addition to the A340, SpiceJet will deploy its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft for these special flights. SpiceJet was the only Indian airline to operate special Haj flights last year and ferried around 5500 pilgrims.