Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will begin Hajj operations, with 297 flights to Jeddah and Madinah departing from eight cities from May 31.

A meeting was held under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Aviation Khawaja Saad Rafique, he was briefed by the national flag-carrier’s administration on important matters.

According to the federal minister, the state airline will start Hajj operations on May 31 as planned, with flights to Jeddah and Madinah departing from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Multan, Peshawar, and Quetta.

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The national flag-carrier’s administration said that 297 flights will operate from May 31 to August 31.

The leadership of the state airline announced the addition of four Airbus 320 aircraft to its fleet. One plane arrived in Pakistan last week and is currently being processed by Pakistan Customs and the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), while a second plane is expected to arrive by the end of the month.