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First Hajj flight from Hat Yai takes off

The first-ever Thai Airways flight from Hat Yai, Songkhla to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, took off yesterday with 295 Thai pilgrims.

This flight is part of a project jointly organised by the Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre (SBPAC), the Religious Affairs Department and related agencies. Under the project, 13,000 Thai Muslims of the 19,000 applicants will be able to complete their Hajj pilgrimage this year, SBPAC deputy chief Adinant Pakbara said.

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