Hajj flight starts Monday
The first Biman Bangladesh airlines hajj flight will start from Monday.
The flight is scheduled to take off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) with 419 pilgrims at 7.55 am and reach Jeddah at 11.30 am local time, Biman official sources said.
Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon and Religious Affairs Minister Principal Motiur Rahman will inaugurate the first hajj flight at the HSIA, reports BSS.
Some 1,27,198 pilgrims from Bangladesh are set to perform this year’s Hajj. Biman Bangladesh Airlines will carry 63,599, the half of the total hajj pilgrims and rest of the half will be carried by Saudi Airlines, the national carrier of Saudi Arabia.
The Biman’s post hajj flight will start on September 6 and end on October 5.
The national flag carrier will operate 177 pre-Hajj flights, 144 dedicated and 33 scheduled and 169 post hajj-flight, 139 dedicated and 30 scheduled.