Air India successfully completes Haj 2012 operation

Mumbai: Air India today said it has successfully completed the Haj 2012 operations, terming it as one of the most successful operation ever by the carrier.

"Air India has successfully completed the Haj 2012 operation. In fact, this has been one of the most successful Operation ever by Air India," the company said.

As per the carrier, the last Haj flight departed Madina for Ahmedabad at 0355 hours today.

The company said that a total of 54,400 pilgrims have been transported during the Haj 2012.

"The operations were carried out smoothly without any major disruptions… This has been a huge achievement considering that ten days prior to the operation Air India had neither its schedule nor aircraft in place," the national carrier said.

Air India said that introduction of advance city check in, was a major factor that contributed to the smooth operation.