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Thai Airways International Arranges Special Flights During Haj Pilgrimage

Travel News Asia 26 November 2002

Thai Airways International Public Limited will arrange 15 special flights to transport Thai Muslims to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia to participate in the Haj, a Muslim pilgrimage.

Out of the 15 special flights, THAI will operate 13 flights on the route Hat Yai-Jeddah, and 2 flights on the route Phuket-Jeddah, utilizing Airbus A 300-600 aircraft, serving Thai Muslims who wish to participate in the Haj in Makkah (Mecca), Saudi Arabia.

Hat Yai - Jeddah

Flight To: TG 8800: Date - 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 21, 24, 27, 29, and 31 Jan 03

TG 8810: Date - 6, 15, and 18 Jan 03

Flight From: TG 8803: Date - 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 Feb 03 and 6, 8, 10 and 12 Mar 03

TG 8813: Date - 16, 25, and 27 Feb 03

Phuket - Jeddah

Flight To: TG 8804: Date - 20 and 22 Jan 03

Flight From: TG 8807: Date - 2 and 4 Mar 03

The specially arranged flights are expected to serve approximately 4,000 Thai Muslim passengers traveling to participate in the Haj. In order to facilitate passengers' comfort and convenience, THAI has also arranged special ground and inflight services to assist passengers traveling with THAI during this period. 

Medical kits and inflight information guides will also be available for Muslim passengers. THAI's crew members onboard have been trained in basic emergency care for the elderly in case special assistance may be needed on board.

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