First Hajj flight leaves Dhaka

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 10:32, Jul 14, 2018 | Updated : 11:22, Jul 14, 2018

First Hajj flight of 2018. (PHOTO: Sazzad Hossain)The first official Hajj flight takes off on Saturday morning.
A Biman Bangladesh flight flew with 419 pilgrims from Hazrat Shah Jalal International Airport to Jeddah at 7:55am.
Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal and Religious Affairs Minister Matiur Rahman were present at the occasion.
Talking on the management of the Hajj journey, Matiur Rahman claimed, “No pilgrim will be harassed this year, I guarantee.”
Ministers are seen speaking at the press briefing.The Civil Aviation minister asserted that no possibilities of flight disruption this year.
“Most of the tickets have been sold of the Hajj flights. The remaining 10, 000 will be sold in a couple of days”, he said while replying to a quarry.
A pilgrim told Bangla tribune that he hasn’t faced any problem yet to start the holy journey.
The ministers and officials prayed for the safe journey of the pilgrims. (PHOTO: Sazzad Hossain)A total of 1,27,198 pilgrims will fly for Hajj from which 63,599 have opted for Biman.
Among the 63,599, 7,198 will fly under government management and 56,401 will fly under private management. The remaining others will fly with Saudia Airlines.