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Kanok Karn
27th April 2011, 10:27
Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) today announced its arrangements of special flights for Thai Muslims planning to go on the Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. THAI will operate the Hajj flights from 29 September – 28 November 2011.

Mr. Dullayapong Sukhanusas, Vice President of Alliance and Commercial Development Department, said that THAI continues to be the main organizer in arranging the special flights for the Hajj Pilgrimage. This year THAI has arranged 60 special flights, inbound and outbound combined, utilizing the Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a 295-seat capacity. The total served is estimated around 8,850 passengers.

From 29 September to 15 October 2011, there will be 26 flights departing from Hat Yai, two flights from Phuket, one flight from Krabi and one flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport destine for Manidah Airport. For the return flights, from 12-28 November 2011, there will be 26 flights departing from Jeddah to Hat Yai, two flights to Phuket, one flight to Krabi and one flight to Bangkok. Nevertheless, it should be noted that flight schedules may change depending on the approval of the Department of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia.

THAI is proud to be an official carrier for the Hajj Pilgrimage and to be a facilitator of Thai Muslims to arrive at their destinations safely and in a timely manner. As well, THAI takes great care in ensuring Hajj pilgrims on board meals are Halal dishes, which are prepared by THAI’s Halal kitchen and approved by HAL-Q international standards.

Hajj pilgrims are allowed to carry 1 carry-on baggage, which must be not exceed 5 kilograms, with the total dimension not exceeding 115 centimeters or 45 inches. The check-in baggage allowance is 30 kilograms per person.