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SpiceJet will operate 37 special flights between India and Saudi Arabia for Haj pilgrims

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Jun 03, 2022 3:00 PM

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SpiceJet on June 3 said that it will operate 37 special flights between India and Saudi Arabia till July 31 for Indian Haj pilgrims who will visit Islamic pilgrimage sites in Mecca and Medina.

“The special flights from Srinagar will depart for Medina between June 5 and June 20. Return flights from Jeddah to Srinagar are scheduled from July 15 to July 31," the airline's statement said.

Only Indian Airline to operate Haj flights

SpiceJet is the only Indian airline operating Haj flights this year in 2022 , it claimed. "SpiceJet had in the past operated special Haj flights from Gaya and Srinagar, ferrying around 19,000 pilgrims to and from the 
holy pilgrimage," it noted.

The operation of special Haj flights is set to resume after a two year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Working to provide internet services in Boeing 737 Max planes

Meanwhile, Spicejet is also working on providing internet services in its Boeing 737 Max planes. Recently, SpiceJet’s Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Ajay Singh said the airline will induct more Boeing 737 Max aircraft over the next few months, and it hopes to start broadband internet service on its planes soon. The airline has a fleet of 91 aircraft, out of which 13 are Max planes, and 46 are older versions of Boeing 737 aircraft, according to its website. In his email to employees on the 17th anniversary of the airline, Singh said the carrier continues to fly with the highest loads month after month and expects to soar even higher in the coming months.

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