KARACHI, (Pakistan Point News - 6th August, 2016) : The PIA's pre-Hajj operation started from Lahore and Karachi on Saturday morning when PK 759 departed from Lahore for Jeddah, carrying 265 Hujjaj, while PK 715 left Karachi for Madinah Munawwara, carrying 329 intending pilgrims. The spokesman of the national flag carrier said that Yousuf Waqar, a PIA board member, saw off the intending pilgrims at the Lahore airport, while senior PIA management saw them off at other airports.
PIA's pre-Hajj operation had already started from Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta since yesterday morning. In all, six flights have been operated by the national carrier as yet, transporting more than 1,500 intending pilgrims. During the Pre-Hajj operation, the PIA will operate more than 265 special as well scheduled flights to Saudi Arabia from 10 cities of Pakistan carrying more than 51,000 Hujjaj, the spokesman added.