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pia_111_copy_copyKARACHI: PIA has so far operated 87 flights from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan bringing back about 33,000 Hajjis on the 8th day of the Post Hajj Operation, a spokesman of the airline said here on Thursday.

He stated that PIA has operated 18 flights to Karachi carrying 7,777 Hajjis, 18 flights to Lahore carrying 8,920 Hajjis, 17 flights to Islamabad carrying 8,161 hajjis, 20 flights to Peshawar carrying 5,080 Hajjis and 14 flights to Quetta bringing back 2,867 Hajjis .

PIA spokesman further said that the ailrine's Post Hajj flight to Sialkot will commence from 18th November. The first Post Hajj flight to Sialkot PK 2218 will depart from Jeddah Hajj terminal at 11:20 PM (Jeddah Time) with 499 Hajjis.

PIA has also added one more Boeing 747 aircraft for its Post Hajj Operation, now with a total of 08 dedicated aircraft for Post Hajj Operation.

PIA's Post Hajj flights schedule is expected to normalize by November 19 with the reduction in congestion at Jeddah Hajj Terminal, PIA spokesman concluded.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2011


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