Malaysia Airlines begins Hajj Charter operations for 2017
KLIA, 24 July 2017: Malaysia Airlines' Hajj Charter commenced its operations today with the first flight to Madinah leaving KL International Airport (KLIA) this morning at 6.30am.
The direct flight, MH8000, is scheduled to arrive in Madinah at 1000 (local time) on 24 July 2017.
This season, Malaysia Airlines will operate 76 direct flights to Jeddah and Madinah, departing from Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Johor Bahru, Alor Setar, Kuala Terengganu and Penang.
These Hajj flights will be operated by the A380-800 and A330-300 aircraft, each with a capacity of 483 seats and 287 seats, respectively. For the convenience of its passengers, Malaysia Airlines will also be providing domestic feeder flights operated by the B737-800 aircraft to connect passengers from Johor Bahru, Penang, Kuala Terengganu, Alor Setar, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching to KLIA.
The last Hajj flight will depart KLIA on 26 August 2017.
The second phase of the operations, from the holy land to Malaysia, commences on 7 September 2017 and will be complete by 4 October 2017.
Malaysia Airlines, together with Lembaga Tabung Haji, is committed to provide comprehensive superior and comfortable ground and in-flight service for the pilgrims.