The Phase-1 of Haj Air charter operation- 2011, arranged by Ministry of Civil Aviation has successfully completed today. The operation commenced on 29th September, 2011. A total of 1,25,000 pilgrims through Haj Committee of India (HCOI) have been successfully airlifted to Madina / Jeddah by Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV) and NAS Air. Total of 435 flights operated to carry these pilgrims and 99.9% of the flights have maintained the time schedule.
The return phase will start from 10th November, 2011 and is expected to conclude on 10th December, 2011. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has decided to start round the clock control room at Jeddah and Madina airport from 8th November, 2011 to oversee the return phase.