First Haj flight from Kerala to depart on Nov 11

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Kozhikode, Nov 9: The first Air India flight, carrying 400 Haj pilgrims (private quota) from Kerala, will take off from the Karippur International Airport, near here, for Jeddah in Saudi Arabia on November 11.

''The flight would be flagged off by Air India Station Manager Yogesh Munduwa,'' alhind Tours and Travels Pvt Ltd Manager (India) K Sree Kumar told newspersons here today.

He said about 9,000 pilgrims from the private quota would proceed for the holy pilgrimage to Mecca during this season.

Apart from AI, they would be flown to Jeddah by Saudia, Sri Lankan Airlines, Oman Airlines and Emirates from different airports, including Delhi and Mumbai, Mr Sree Kumar said.

A Haj camp set up by the travel agency for the convenience of devotees at Kondotty in neigbhouring Malappuram district would be inaugurated tomorrow, he added.


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