The quota for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage from Azerbaijan has been reduced from 2,000 to 900 as Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has set new quotas for each country, the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO) told APA.
However, the CMO also added that in case of necessity or a particular situation the deadline for application (May 1) may be extended and the quota may also be increased.
Flights will be operated by Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) on August 14, 15 and 16 and the return flights will be made on September 1, 2 and 3. Because of the conflicts in the Middle East, pilgrimage is allowed by air only. The CMO is the official organizer of the Hajj pilgrimage from Azerbaijan.