Kondotty: The last date to submit applications for hajj pilgrimage via the Kerala State Haj Committee is March 20. As many as 19,025 applications were filed till date.
The first batch of pilgrims from Kerala will commence their hajj pilgrimage on June 7. The flights will depart for Jeddah.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation has invited tenders from interested airlines to take up hajj services. The first batch for hajj pilgrimage from India will set off on May 21, while the last batch will fly on June 22. At least 13,300 pilgrims are expected to conduct hajj from Kerala this year. The pilgrims will return from July 13 to August 2. The return services will be from Medina.