Hajj Flights From India 2024: Flight Schedules, Prices & Updates

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Reviewed November 2023

Hajj is the most anticipated event for Muslims worldwide. Following a two-year hiatus, Saudi Arabia is now preparing to welcome pilgrims worldwide to perform the Hajj, including those from India.

If you are planning to travel from India to Saudi Arabia for Hajj this year, staying informed about the latest schedule for Hajj flights is important. Here are the most recent updates regarding the Hajj flight from India 2023 schedule.

Hajj 2024 from India news & updates

The previous year, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah issued a set of guidelines regarding prohibited items for air travel to the country for Hajj. As per their tweet, the following items were listed as banned:

  • unwrapped and tied luggage
  • plastic bags
  • fabric-wrapped luggage
  • excess weight

Visitors were asked to comply with the regulations to ensure a hassle-free and secure Hajj pilgrimage experience. Guidelines for Hajj 2024 in India are yet to be announced!

Hajj 2024 flights from India

The previous year, the media coordinator of the West Bengal State Haj Committee, the departure of Hajj pilgrims from India for Hajj began on 21st May 2023 and continued until 6th June 2023. The arrival of Hajj pilgrims in India was expected to start on 3rd July 2023 and conclude on 2nd August 2023.

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Hajj 2024 flights from India – schedules and ticket price

Although flights from India for Hajj 2024 have not been explicitly scheduled and priced, the flight schedule and ticket price from the previous year for Hajj 2023 can estimate what should be expected for Hajj 2024.

For Indian pilgrims who had planned to perform Hajj in 2023, two airlines, Air India and Air India Express, had been designated to operate special flights from four cities in India to Jeddah and Medina in Saudi Arabia. These airlines facilitated the transportation of approximately 19,000 pilgrims. The inaugural flight of Air India for that year’s Hajj departed from Jaipur at 11:05 AM and arrived in Medina at 1:50 PM local time.

Here are the details of the Hajj 2023 flight departures according to the official embarkation points:

  • Delhi – 22 May
  • Jaipur – 21 May
  • Kolkata – 21 May
  • Ranchi (Ex. Kolkata) – 21 May
  • Lucknow – 21 May
  • Varanasi (Ex. Lucknow) – 7 June
  • Ahmedabad – 4 June
  • Aurangabad – 7 June
  • Bangalore – 7 June
  • Bhopal – 7 June
  • Calicut – 7 June
  • Chennai – 7 June
  • Cochin – 7 June
  • Gaya – 7 June
  • Guwahati – 4 June
  • Hyderabad – 7 June
  • Indore – 4 June
  • Kannur – 7 June
  • Mumbai – 7 June
  • Nagpur – 7 June
  • Srinagar – 7 June
  • Vijayawada – 7 June

Both Air India and Air India Express had special arrangements for senior citizens, providing them with care and attention. Customized envelopes were used for issuing boarding passes, and colour-coded pouches were provided for boarding cards. Bright luggage tags and meal boxes were offered during the journey. Upon return, Zamzam water was brought back on the flights and handed over to pilgrims at their home destinations. Baggage collection from passengers in Madinah was arranged 24 hours before departure.

We will update the article as and when more information about Hajj 2024 from India is announced!

 

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