GURGAON- On Friday (Feb 2, 2024), Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet (SG) announced that it has obtained flight rights for Hajj operations from seven Indian cities, namely Srinagar, Gaya, Guwahati, Bhopal, Indore, Aurangabad, and Vijayawada.
The airline’s spokesperson mentioned that in the present fiscal year, SpiceJet generated a revenue of Rs 337 crore from Haj operations, conducting flights from five Indian cities. For the current year, the airline expects even greater revenue from its Hajj operations.
SpiceJet Hajj Flights
The initiation of the initial phase of Hajj operations is slated for May 9, with flights headed to Medina.
“SpiceJet is preparing to guarantee a seamless and comfortable travel experience for Hajj pilgrims from the designated cities. Last year, the airline introduced three wide-body aircraft exclusively dedicated to Hajj operations. This year, the airline plans to continue this initiative, with a specific focus on enhancing services for flights originating from Srinagar,” stated the spokesperson.
“We are thrilled to have secured flight rights for Hajj operations from seven prominent Indian cities. Hajj holds immense significance for SpiceJet, and we are dedicated to delivering top-notch services for the pilgrims,” expressed Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of SpiceJet.
“We are committed to ensuring a smooth and trouble-free travel experience for all our passengers. We eagerly anticipate serving the Haj pilgrims and contributing to their sacred journey,” added Singh.
Recently, the Gurgaon-based carrier launched flights to Ayodhya from Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Patna, Darbhanga, Mumbai, and Bengaluru.
Following the Pran Pratishtha ceremony at the Ram Temple in Ayodhya last week, the city has witnessed a substantial influx of pilgrims, with approximately 5 lakh people paying their respects at the religious site on the very first day.
The airline plans to deploy its 189-seater Boeing 737 aircraft on these routes.
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