First Shaheen Air flight to carry 325 pilgrims from July 14

The airline is slated to fly more than 40,000 pilgrims as part of its Hajj operation this year

KARACHI: Shaheen Air International is all set to fly over 40,000 pilgrims; comprising both private and government Hujjajas as part of its annual Hajj schedule for the year 2018.

The Hajj operations shall begin from 14 July and will transport pilgrims from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Faisalabad and Quetta.

In the pre-Hajj operation, several flights shall carry more than 40,000 pilgrims from July all through the month of August. As part of its endeavours of providing maximum relief to the Hujjaj, Shaheen Air has dedicated five aircraft to conduct Hajj operations seamlessly, which includes three A-330 along with two A-320-200 that will operate from six destinations in Pakistan.

At the occasion announcing Shaheen Air’s 8th consecutive Hajj operations, the company’s Director Marketing, Zohaib Hassan said, “Shaheen Air remains resolute towards providing unmatched facilities to its valued passengers all over the country, and it gives us extreme honor to provide these services to fly pilgrims for the holy journey of Hajj. Today, we feel proud to announce our 8th consecutive Hajj operation, and as Pakistan’s largest private and the second national carrier, we are ready to provide maximum facilitation to the pilgrims in the best possible way.”

Last year, Shaheen Air was awarded a certificate of appreciation and award of excellence by the Directorate General of Hajj – Pakistan upon successful completion of its Hajj operations for the year 2017.

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