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With $65 discount, Aryana Airlines to carry hajj pilgrims this year

With $65 discount, Aryana Airlines to carry hajj pilgrims this year

Apr 16, 2016 - 18:21

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The state-run Aryana Airlines would carry pilgrims to Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s hajjinfo-icon under a contract signed on Saturday, fixing the airfare at $980.

The contract was signed between Deputy Hajj and Religious Affairs Minister Daiul Haq Abid and Aryana Airlines deputy director Abdul Ali Faroogh in Kabul.

According to Abid, 24,000 pilgrims and 250 government employees would perform this year’s pilgrimage with $65 discount in return tickets costing a total of $980 for each passenger against last year’s 1045 afs price.

After signing of the contract, Faroogh said a total of $1.6 million would be reduced in the airfare cost of pilgrims this year. The national carrier was well-prepared and ready to deliver good services to pilgrims, he said.

Last year, the Afghan government charged $2,350 in entire hajj expense from each pilgrim.



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