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Pilgrims Jet2 The Hajj - carries more than 2,000 Pilgrims to Mecca

09th November 2010's dedicated Hajj flights have successfully operated from Leeds Bradford, Manchester and East Midlands airports to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. has carried over 2000 pilgrims to take part on this year’s annual Hajj – the world’s largest annual pilgrimage, which takes place this year from 14th to 17th November.

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The first Hajj flights departed bound for Mecca on 1st November. The Leeds Bradford and East Midlands flights are the only direct services from these airports. is operating a total of 10 return trips - five from Leeds Bradford, four from Manchester and one from East Midlands, representing more than 300% increase on last year’s hugely successful service, which saw three flights leave from Leeds.  

Philip Meeson, boss of commented: "We are delighted that we have successfully carried the pilgrims on this important journey. Working closely with Sky-Fly Connections and PAK Travels, we are proud of our Hajj offering and are confident that the route is continuing to build on the success of last year’s operation."

Pilgrims flying on Hajj flights with enjoy catering that adheres to Halal methods and the aircraft crew are sensitive to the practice of prayer whilst in flight.  Also for the Hajj flights has also increased the already generous baggage allowance of 22kg for pilgrims to bring back Zam Zam holy water.

Hajj flights with were booked through Sky-Fly Connections for the Leeds Bradford and Manchester departures and Pak Travels for the East Midlands departures.


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