Civil Aviation Ministry has given approval to start flight from Tiruchi to Jeddah during Haj Pilgrimage 2013. This nod came after the representation from Haj Committee of India and many other organisation related to Haj.
As for now , Haj flights operate from Chennai only for Tamil Nadu State. So it is very difficult for the Haj Pilgrims of Tamil Nadu to reach Chennai, who live far from Chennai in various towns and villages across the state.
The introduction of flights from Tiruchi will give relief and benefit to those pilgrims , who stay in the central and southern districts of Tamil Nadu State.