This year Azerbaijani pilgrims leaving for Hajj pilgrimage will fly to Saudi Arabia by special VIP planes.
The Caucasus Muslims Board told APA
that the ASAS (Advance Special Aviation Service) which carries out the flights has allocated business class rooms for pilgrims.
Only the pilgrims to be divided into groups according to the schedule specified will fly by planes.
This year 3200 pilgrims from Azerbaijan will leave for Hajj pilgrimage. Hajj pilgrimage from Azerbaijan will start on September 23. One flight will be operated on the first day. Following this, two or three flights will be operated every day. The flights from Azerbaijan will last till September 28.
Azerbaijanis will return from Hajj pilgrimage 5 days after Eid al-Adha – approximately on October 10. Eid al-Adha will be marked in Azerbaijan on October 4-5. The prices of Hajj pilgrimage is AZN 3250 for the hotel with weak conditions, where meals are served twice a day, AZN 4100 for the hotel with better conditions, where various kinds of meals are served. Hajj pilgrimage will be available only by plane. This year the pilgrims can not travel to Hajj by buses due to the unrests in Syria.