Printed on Wed Jul 06 2022 12:57:07 AM
First flight of Hajj to leave for Saudi on Sunday
The first hajj flight, carrying 419 pilgrims, is scheduled to leave Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Saudi Arabia on Sunday, June 05.
“A Biman Bangladesh Airlines will operate the first hajj flight from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to Jeddah on Sunday next,” State Minister for Religious Affairs Md Faridul Haque Khan said.
This year, some 57,585 pilgrims will perform their hajj from Bangladesh. This year around one million pilgrims from all over the world will perform the hajj, the state minister said.
He said the national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines will begin its first hajj flight at 9:00 am on June 05. This year, the holy Hajj is going to be held on 08 July (depending on the moon sighting).
Faridul said that no country in the world participated in hajj in the last two years due to coronavirus, adding, “As the situation improves this year, a limited number of people are able to perform the hajj. For this, I am giving thanks to the Almighty Allah.”