Hajj 2023 airfares are released by PIA.

ISLAMABA: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the country’s flag carrier, has released the prices for the Hajj in 2023.

The PIA representative said that the fare for pilgrims performing a private Hajj has been set at between $870 and $1,180.

This cost will be available to pilgrims travelling from the southern Pakistani cities of Hyderabad, Karachi, Quetta, and Sukkur.

The cost of the ticket would range from $910 to $1,220 for pilgrims travelling from the northern part of the nation, which includes Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Multan, and other places.

For pilgrims travelling within the permitted number for the Hajj, the Ministry of Religious Affairs is anticipated to release travel costs.

From May 21 through August 2, the national airline will continue to operate Hajj flights, carrying more than 38,000 pilgrims.

With Saudi Airlines and two private planes that fly from the remainder of Pakistan, about 44,000 pilgrims will go to the Hijaz. When flying pilgrims to Jeddah and Madina for the Hajj, PIA will operate Boeing 777 and Airbus 320 aircraft.
According to a decision made last week by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, pilgrims who pay their fees in US dollars will receive a special 25% allocation under the government’s Hajj Plan and will not be subject to voting under the new Hajj regulations.

According to the ministry, the ‘Sponsorship Program’, which was implemented in response to the country’s ongoing foreign exchange crisis, will help roughly 22,400 pilgrims.

Also, it has boosted the Hajj quota for private operators from 40% to 50%, with potential room for growth.

Due to the lack of foreign cash, the Ministry of Finance stated that it would be impossible to get $2 billion for the Hajj. Sources claim that the Saudi government is also raising the Hajj tax by 18–20%.

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