PIA to charge private Hajj pilgrims in dollars


For the first time in history, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will charge fares in US dollars from private Hajj pilgrims.

According to details, the national flag carrier — Pakistan International Airline (PIA) —on Tuesday unveiled ticketing details for Hajj operations, likely to begin from June 6.

The airfares for the pilgrims from Southern region and Northern region are likely to remain in the range of $810 to $1,100 and $860 to $1,150 respectively, according to PIA.

The decision to charge pilgrims flying on a private scheme in dollars was taken one and half years back but its implementation could not take place due to the COVID pandemic.

Separately, the Ministry of Religious Affairs has delayed the announcement of flight operation for Hajj 2022 as it failed to make a final decision.—INP