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Thai Airways International Organizes Special Flights for Hajj

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Thai Airways Internationalís first special flight for Thai Muslims attending the Hajj Pilgrimage took off on 29 September 2011 at 12:45, from Hat Yai in southern Thailand, to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

This year THAI will operate a total of 48 flights, transporting 7,080 passengers from 29 September Ė 25 November 2011 to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj Pilgrimage in Mecca.

Flights will depart from airports in Hat Yai, Phuket, and Krabi to Jeddah, in accordance with authorization received from Saudi Arabia.

This year THAI has adjusted its flight schedule so flights arrive at Jeddah Airport instead of Medina Airport. Passengers who have already made flight reservations may travel according to the date, time, and airport specified in the ticket, while THAI will operate the return flight from Jeddah Airport to land at Hat Yai Airport, Phuket Airport, and Krabi Airport.

THAI is using the Airbus A330-300 aircraft for these special flights, with a capacity of 295 seats per flight.

Muslim passengers traveling on THAIís Hajj flights can rest assure that Halal meals served on board THAI flights are prepared according to the Islam faith, as the inflight meals are prepared at THAIís Halal certified kitchen in accordance with HAL-Q standards.

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