SpiceJet will fly from Indore and Gaya to Jeddah and Medina between August 4 and September 3.

It will carry around 8,000 pilgrims for the grand annual Islamic pilgrimage Hajj in Mecca from the two Indian destinations.

The return journeys are scheduled to Indore from September 30 and Gaya from September 17. The entire activity will conclude by October 16.

The budget-airline will service this route on its two A320 aircraft.

“It is a great privilege for us to be a part of this grand holy ritual and we eagerly look forward to serve our nation on this occasion. Hajj is a lifetime experience and SpiceJet will make every effort to ensure a hassle-free and delightful travel experience to all its customers. We extend our appreciation to the Ministry of Civil Aviation & Hajj committee for choosing us and wish all our pilgrim customers a wonderful stay at Mecca this year,” says G P Gupta, chief administrative officer and accountable manager, SpiceJet.