With 16,000 pilgrims flying out of Mumbai alone in 52 flights beginning July 29, airport authorities and the Haj Committee of India have made massive preparations to ensure a smooth experience for passengers.
According to officials from the Air Traffic Control (ATC), the flight hovered at Mumbai airport for close to an hour. The subsequent flight IR 811, supposed to fly back to Tehran, was delayed by almost 12 hours.
Manheer Singh Sethi, co-founder of travel website Travkart, said, “Hotels are next in queue to offer such discounts during monsoon. Travkart has witnessed an upsurge of 15-20 per cent in package bookings.”