ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pre-Hajj operation of transporting over 55,800 intending Pakistani pilgrims to Saudi Arabia concluded successfully on Saturday.

All PIA flights departed on time, maintaining an overall punctuality rate of over 96 percent.

The airline operated 147 pre-Hajj flights and carried over 43,000 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.

PIA also carried more than 12,870 intending pilgrims through its regular scheduled flights to Saudi Arabia.

The airline’s post-Hajj operation of bringing back pilgrims from Saudi Arabia will commence from September 27 and conclude on October 28.