Biman’s Hajj flights started on May 21

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Biman’s MD Shafiul Azim is speaking at the press conference

Dhaka: On May 21 at 4:30 PM local time, the first flight with Hajj pilgrims will leave for Saudi Arabia during the current Hajj season. Biman Bangladesh Airlines will operate a total of 160 dedicated flights in pre-Hajj flights this year.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines Managing Director (MD) Shafiul Azim gave this information in a press conference at the headquarters Balaka on Sunday (March 19).

At this time, he said, the first flight BG3001 of Biman will depart from Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to Jeddah on May 21 at 4:15 PM. The flight will land at Jeddah Airport at 7:30am local time. Biman’s pre-Hajj flight will end on June 22.

He also said that this year 1 lakh 27 thousand 198 pilgrims from Bangladesh have received permission to perform the holy Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Biman Bangladesh Airlines will transport 50 percent of Haj pilgrims i.e. 63 thousand 599 people. The Hajj flight of the current Hajj season will start from May 21.

Biman MD said that this year, Biman’s own four Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and 787 Dreamliner will be used for pilgrim transport. A total of 160 dedicated flights will be operated in pre-Hajj flights. Among them, 116 flights will be operated on Dhaka-Jeddah route, 20 on Dhaka-Madinah route, 14 on Chittagong-Jeddah route, 6 on Chittagong-Madinah route, two each on Sylhet-Jeddah and Sylhet-Madinah routes.

Bangladesh Time: 2100 hours, March 19, 2023

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