As many as 127,198 pilgrims are expected to perform Hajj this year with Biman carrying 63,599 of them
The flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines to Saudi Arabia carrying pilgrims to perform Hajj this year will begin on July 4.
The national flag carrier will operate as many as 157 dedicated Hajj flights and another 32 scheduled flights till August 5, reports Bangla Tribune.
As many as 127,198 pilgrims are expected to perform Hajj this year with Biman carrying 63,599 of them.
Biman’s return Hajj flights will start on August 17 and continue till September 14.
In addition to 126 flights on the Dhaka-Jeddah route, Biman will operate 10 flights on the Dhaka-Medina route, 10 flights on the Chittagong-Jeddah, seven flights on the Chittagong-Medina, and three flights on the Sylhet-Jeddah route.
Speaking to the Bangla Tribune, Biman Public Relations General Manager Shakil Mejar, said: “All preparations have been taken to operate the Hajj flight properly. There will be no hassle if pilgrims and Hajj agencies collect the air tickets in time."