TG organises Hajj flights

BANGKOK, 5 July 2019: Thai Airways International is organising charter flights for Thai Muslims to attend the Hajj Pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

Heading for Medina Airport in Saudi Arabia, flights will depart from Krabi and Narathiwat airports in South Thailand as well as from Bangkok’s  Suvarnabhumi Airport.

THAI has arranged 15 round trip flights to accommodate approximately 4,325 passengers who will participate in the pilgrimage.

THAI president Sumeth Damrongchaitham noted the airline has organised charter flights for Hajj pilgrims since 2005.

In preparation for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, a representative from THAI participates as part of a subcommittee under the Hajj Committee of Thailand, which is overseen by the Ministry of Interior, with all arrangements based on agreements between the Thai Government and Saudi Arabia.

THAI continues to place emphasis on the importance of passenger comfort and convenience, safety standards, and on-time flight departures.

Nine flights will depart from Narathiwat Airport, two flights from Krabi International Airport, and four from Suvarnabhumi Airport, all using Airbus A330-300 aircraft. 

Thailand’s Minister of Interior advisor, Anucha Mokkhavesa, presided over the ceremony, along with the Narathiwat governor, Ekkarat Leesen and the Islam Scholar Committee of Sheikhul Islam vice president, Arun Bunchom and THAI President Sumeth Damrongchaitham.

Outbound flights
•4-8 July 2019:
-Two flights per day between Narathiwat-Medina during 4-7 July 2019 or a total of eight flights
-One flight from Bangkok-Medina on 8 July 2019
•22-24 July 2019:
-Two flights per day between Krabi-Medina on 22 July 2019
-Two flights per day from Bangkok-Medina during 23-24 July 2019 or a total of four flights

Inbound flights
•17-31 August 2019:
-Flights between Jeddah-Narathiwat during 17-26 August 2019 or a total of nine flights. Details are as follows:
-One flight on 17 August 2019
-Two flight on 19 August 2019
-One flight during 20-24 August 2019 or a total of five flights.
-One flight on 26 August 2019
-One flight per day between Jeddah-Krabi during 26-27 August 2019 or a total of two flights
-One flight per day from Jeddah-Bangkok during 28-31 August 2019 or a total of four flights.

For more information contact the Hajj Organizer Association South Thailand or the THAI’s Sales Office in Larn Luang at 02-288-7367, THAI’s Sales Office in Hat Yai at 074-233-433, and THAI’s Sales Office in Krabi at 075-701-559.