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First Hajj flight leaves for Saudi Arabia

  • Published at 11:53 am July 4th, 2019
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File photo: Hajj Pilgrims seen praying on a hajj flight of Bangladesh Biman Airlines before leaving to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj Focus Bangla

This year, a total 127,198 pilgrims will travel to Saudi Arabia for Hajj

The first of this year’s hajj flights, carrying 417 pilgrims, left Dhaka for Saudi Arabia on Thursday morning.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight BG-3001 took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 7:15am, and there are five more Hajj flights to Jeddah on the day, said Biman Bangladesh Airlines Manager (Public Relations) Tasnim Aktar, reports UNB. 

State Minister for Religious Affairs Advocate Sheikh Md Abdullah and State Minister for Civil Aviation Md Mahbub Ali saw off the pilgrims at the airport.

Hajj flights carrying pilgrims to Saudi Arabia will continue until August 5.

This year, a total 127,198 pilgrims will travel to Saudi Arabia for Hajj.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will carry 63,599 Hajj pilgrims, while Saudi Arabian Airlines the rest, Tasnim Aktar added.

The return flights will begin on August 17, and continue till September 15.

Bangladeshi pilgrims can now complete the immigration procedure at Dhaka airport, before heading to Saudi Arabia. Previously, pilgrims were required to wait in the aircraft after landing in Saudi Arabia to complete the procedure - sometimes waiting for up to six hours.

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