Karachi—Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) post-Hajj operation for bringing back Hujjaj from Saudi Arabia commenced on Saturday with more than 1,200 pilgrims arriving at Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi airports.
The first post-Hajj flight PK 736 reached Peshawar on Saturday evening, followed by flights to Lahore PK 3002, Islamabad PK 764 and Karachi PK 3202.
At Karachi Hujjaj were received by PIA Director Engineering Maqsood Ahmad, at Islamabad by Director Marketing Khurram Mushtaq along with Director P&L Air Cdre Imran Akhtar and Director Amir Ali.
At Lahore Hujjaj were welcomed by Director HR Rasheed Ahmad while GM Marketing Qamar Shamim received the Hujjaj at Peshawar.
Meanwhile, PIA Chairman Azam Saigol and PIA CEO Bernd Hildenbrand have instructed PIA Hajj team members and airline officials to provide best services to returning pilgrims.
PIA will transport more than 52,000 Hujjaj through its 126 special Hajj flights and 125 regular scheduled flights from Jeddah and Madina to Pakistan.