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SpiceJet flags off first Hajj 2016 flight from Gaya
To ferry 8000 pilgrims during the Hajj season from August to October

Gurgaon, 4 August, 2016: SpiceJet, India’s favourite budget airline ushered in India’s Hajj season for the year as it flagged off its first flight dedicated to the special operation from Gaya. The Airbus 320 which departed on its schedule time of 11.30 am from the Gaya airport carried 135 passengers onboard.

The flag off ceremony was accomplished by Shri Dr. Abdul Ghafoor, Honourable Minister of Minority Affairs Bihar, Shri Kumar Ravi District Magistrate Gaya, Mr. Dilip Kumar Airport Director Gaya Airport and Mr. Sumant Rautela Head of Ground Services SpiceJet along with the esteemed members of the Hajj Committee

SpiceJet is all set to carry more than 8000 pilgrims on special flights for the grand annual Islamic pilgrimage Hajj in Mecca from Gaya and Indore.

Mr. GP Gupta, Chief Administrative Officer and Accountable Manager, SpiceJet said “Hajj is a lifetime experience and SpiceJet will make every effort to ensure a hassle-free and delightful travel experience for all its passengers by delivering high on on-time performance and critical etiquettes ensuring absolute passenger satisfaction. We are grateful for being made a part of this humane operation and wish all our pilgrim passengers a wonderful stay at Mecca this year.”

The airline has deployed two Airbus 320 to ferry pilgrims from Gaya and Indore respectively. The flights will be operated from the two Indian cities to Jeddah and Madina between 4th August and 3rd September 2016. The return journey for the pilgrims back to Gaya is scheduled from 21st September and to Indore from 1st October. The whole activity is expected to be executed by 20th October 2016.

About SpiceJet Ltd:

SpiceJet is India’s #2 budget airline that has made flying more affordable for more Indians than ever before. SpiceJet operates 298 daily flights to 41 destinations, including 35 domestic and 6 international ones. SpiceJet connects its network with a fleet of 26 Boeing 737NG and 14 Bombardier Q-400s. The majority of SpiceJet’s fleet offers SpiceMAX, the most spacious economy class seating in India and perhaps the world, as an additional fee option.