The first group of the Azerbaijani pilgrims will leave for Hadji on 13 December, Trend reports with reference to the Caucasus Muslim Department (CMD).
On 13 December, the two groups will travel by air and bus. There will be 4 scheduled flights from Baku to Jeddeh, Saudi Arabia and from there the pilgrims will travel to Mecca by bus. Those pilgrims traveling by Mercedes bus will travel through Iran-Turkey-Syria-Jordan-Saudi Arabia.
This year, Azerbaijan has been allocated 4,500 places for the Hadji and private tourism companies who hold licenses to organize pilgrim tours have been allocated approximately 700 places.