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First Hajj flight leaves Dhaka

  • Published at 12:11 pm July 14th, 2018
  • Last updated at 12:32 pm July 14th, 2018
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File photo of Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims on a Saudi Arabia-bound flight at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka last year Dhaka Tribune

The pilgrims will go to Saudi Arabia through 528 hajj agencies and Bangladesh Biman will carry 63,559 pilgrims through 187 flights

The first Hajj flight of this year, carrying 419 Bangladeshi pilgrims to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj, has left Dhaka for Saudi Arabia.

Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal and Religious Affairs Minister Principal Motiur Rahman bade farewell to the passengers of the first Biman Hajj flight at 7:52am, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, reports UNB.

The pilgrims will go to Saudi Arabia on travel organized by 528 Hajj agencies, and Bangladesh Biman will carry 63,559 pilgrims on 187 flights.

Beginning today, Hajj flights will continue till August 15; the return hajj flights are scheduled to begin on August 27 and continue till September 25.

This year, a total of 127,198 people will go to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj. Of them, 7,198 will perform Hajj under government management while 120,000 will do so under private management.