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First hajj flight leaves Dhaka with 410 pilgrims

Published : 05 Jun 2022 11:57 PM | Updated : 06 Jun 2022 02:38 PM

The first flight BG-3001 of Biman Bangladesh Airlines has left Dhaka for Jeddah with 410 passengers who will perform Hajj this year. 

The flight left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9:15 am on Sunday.

According to Biman Bangladesh Airlines, no one from Bangladesh could perform Hajj in 2020 and 2021 like other countries of the world due to Covid-19 pandemic. As the Coronavirus situation improves, 1 million people from around the world will perform the Hajj this year. This time 57,585 people from Bangladesh will go to Saudi Arabia for Hajj. 

This year's Hajj management is better than any previous year. The Minister of State for Aviation also claimed that the passengers were satisfied.

State minister for religion Faridul Haque Khan and civil aviation and tourism minister Md. Mahbub Ali was present during the maiden hajj flight inauguration of the year. 

State minister for religion Faridul Haque Khan said there was no possibility of any scheduled disruption. Although we got less time this year compared to previous year, we are able to complete all the activities of the flight in just 35 days. 

Biman will operate 65 dedicated flights during the pre-Hajj. Of these, 51 flights will be operated on Jeddah route and 14 on Medina route. Of which nine flights will be operated on Chittagong-Jeddah route, two on Chittagong-Medina route and two on Sylhet-Jeddah route. In case of return Hajj, similarly 65 dedicated flights will be operated. 

On June 3, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina virtually inaugurated this year's Hajj program at Ashkona 

Hajj may be held in Saudi Arabia on July 8, subject to the sighting of the moon. The government has formed a 138-member medical team to treat the pilgrims who fell ill during the Hajj this year. It has 58 doctors, 50 nurses and brothers, 21 pharmacists and nine lab technicians and OT assistants.

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