Biman Bangladesh Airlines has cancelled three more scheduled hajj flights due to a shortage of pilgrims owing to visa complications.
A total of 17 hajj flights have been cancelled since the first day of Biman's hajj flight operation which began on July 24, reports UNB.
The three flights cancelled were BG 1051, scheduled to depart at 6:25pm on Tuesday, and BG 3039 and BG 3041, which were scheduled to take off on Sunday but were later delayed due to a shortage of pilgrims, said Shakil Meraj, General Manager Public Relations (GMPR) at Biman Bangladesh Airlines.
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A total of 177 flights were scheduled to carry hajj pilgrims until August 26. Among them, only 29 dedicated flights and 8 scheduled flights have taken off for Saudi Arabia so far.
Some 127,198 pilgrims were scheduled to perform hajj from Bangladesh this year under government and private schemes.