Madinah: Under the auspices the Indian Hajj Committee, the first Hajj flight carrying pilgrims from Kerala landed at Madinah. The pilgrims arrived at Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International Airport. They were greeted by representatives from Indian Haj Mission and Javasat officials. They were then taken to their accommodation after the procedure.
At 8.30 AM, the flight took off from Nedumbassery Airport on a Saudi Airlines flight SV5747. The first group includes 377 pilgrims. There were 377 pilgrims in the first group, of which 181 were males and 193 were females. The Haj Committee has received a total of 5758 pilgrims, including 2056 men from Kerala and 3702 women. These pilgrims, along with others, travel through the Kochi Embarkation Point to meet 1989 pilgrims from Tamil Nadu and Andaman.
There are currently 10 Indian embarkation centers. These pilgrims most often depart from Kochi Airport and return to India. All Hajj pilgrims coming from India to Madinah are accommodated close to the Prophet’s Mosque. Aziziya, Makkah is the place to stay. Madinah was visited by the first foreign Hajj pilgrims, an Indonesian group.