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Air India and Air India Express will fly special Haj flights, transporting approximately 19,000 pilgrims

Air India and Air India Express will fly special Haj flights, transporting approximately 19,000 pilgrims.

Air India and Air India Express will fly special Haj flights from Jaipur, Chennai, Kozhikode, and Kannur, transporting approximately 19,000 pilgrims. The two carriers will fly about 19,000 pilgrims from the four cities to Jeddah and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

The first Air India flight of Haj operations, flight number AI5451, departed from the Jaipur International Airport at 11:05 and arrived in Medina at 13:50 (all times local). Air India will run 46 flights between Jaipur and Chennai and Medina and Jeddah during the first phase of the operations from May 21 to June 21, 2023. In the second phase, Air India would operate 43 flights from July 3 to August 2, 2023, transporting pilgrims from Jeddah and Medina to Jaipur and Chennai.

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The number of pilgrims scheduled to fly with Air India from Jaipur is 5871 on 27 flights while 4447 pilgrims will be flown by it from Chennai on 19 flights. Overall, a total of 10318 passengers will be flown by Air India to Saudi Arabia with its Boeing 787 and Airbus 321neo aircraft.

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On the other hand, Air India Express would use its B737-800 fleet to fly between Kozhikode and Kannur from June 4 to June 22, 2023. During the initial phase, it will run 13 flights between Kannur and Jeddah carrying 1873 people and 44 flights carrying 6363 passengers from Kozhikode to Jeddah. Air India Express would operate 57 flights during the initial phase, carrying a total of 8236 people. Air India Express would fly the pilgrims from Medina back to Kozhikode and Kannur during the second phase, which runs from July 13 to August 2, 2023.

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“On the return ferry flights to India, Air India and Air India Express will bring Zamzam water.” On arrival, this will be stored at one of their four Indian destinations. “The holy water will be handed over to the pilgrims after they return to their home destinations,” according to the press release.

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Qantas Announces New Non-Stop Direct Flights from Perth to Paris

Qantas Announces New Non-Stop Direct Flights from Perth to Paris

Qantas has launched new direct flights between Perth and Paris, reconnecting Australia and France for the first time in 20 years.

This new route reduces the travel time between the two cities by approximately three hours and stands as the longest non-stop flight to France globally.

Initially, the flights will operate four times per week during the busy European summer and the Olympic and Paralympic periods, before scaling down to three services per week from mid-August. This new service will provide an additional 75,000 seats between Australia and Europe annually.

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Perth will serve as the gateway to Paris for travelers from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other major Australian cities. French tourists will also benefit from seamless connections to over 60 destinations across Australia, allowing them to explore the country’s natural wonders.

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The flights will be operated using Qantas’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which is designed for long-haul travel. Passengers will enjoy large windows, high cabin humidity, and mood lighting to help them feel refreshed upon arrival.

To celebrate the new Paris route, Qantas has introduced several customer initiatives. These include limited edition Martin Grant-designed pyjamas with matching amenity kits and Neil Perry-curated menus for the Business cabin, featuring classic French dishes like Bouillabaisse of snapper and Skull Island prawns and a French 75 cocktail.

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Additionally, a special selection qantas movies list celebrating French cinema, including films such as Amélie and Midnight in Paris, will be available on the international inflight entertainment system throughout July. qantas inflight entertainment movie list 2024.

This route launch follows a significant agreement between Qantas and Perth Airport, aiming to expand the airline’s western hub. This agreement, along with the Group’s fleet renewal program, is set to add 4.4 million additional seats to and from Perth by 2031.

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