Hajj flights start Thursday

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

This year's Hajj flights will start carrying pilgrims to Saudi Arabia on Thursday and continue until 5 August, reports UNB.

The 1st Jeddah-bound Biman flight BG3001 will leave Shahjalal International Airport at 7:15 am, 2nd BG3101 at 11:15, 3rd BG3201 at 3:15 pm, 4th flight BG3301 at 7:15 pm. Besides, a scheduled flight will fly for Jeddah at 8:15 pm.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines would carry a total of 63,599 hajj pilgrims while Saudi Arabian Airlines will carry the rest, said Biman Bangladesh Airlines Manager (public relations) Tasnim Aktar.

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

Bangladeshi pilgrims can now complete the immigration procedure from Dhaka airport before heading to Saudi Arabia.

Earlier, 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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