SpiceJet flagged off its first special Hajj flight from Srinagar on Sunday. A SpiceJet Boeing 737-800 departed on its schedule time from the Srinagar airport with 145 passengers on-board on June 5, 2022.

The airline will operate 37 special Hajj flights for pilgrims travelling to Mecca for the annual pilgrimage. The special flights from Srinagar departed for Medina between June 5 and June 20. Return flights from Jeddah to Srinagar are scheduled from July 15 to July 31.

Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, joined the launch event virtually. SpiceJet will deploy its 737-800 aircraft for these special flights. The airline has in the past operated special Hajj flights from Gaya and Srinagar, ferrying around 19,000 pilgrims to and from the holy pilgrimage. The operation of special Hajj flights has resumed after a two year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.