The flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines to Saudi Arabia carrying pilgrims to perform Hajj this year will begin on July 4. The official carrier of Bangladesh have started selling tickets on Monday (May 20) for their hajjbound flights.
The government fixed the fare as Tk 128,000 per pilgrim this year.
The national flag carrier will operate as many as 157 dedicated Hajj flights and another 32 scheduled flights till Aug 5.
As many as 127,198 pilgrims are expected to perform Hajj this year with Biman carrying 63,599 of them.
Biman’s return Hajj flights will start on Aug 17 and continue till Sep 14.
In addition to 126 flights on the Dhaka-Jeddah route, Biman will operate 10 flights on the Dhaka-Medina route for the first time. Along with 10 flights on the Chittagong-Jeddah, seven flights on the Chittagong-Medina, and three flights on the Sylhet-Jeddah route.
Biman Public Relations General Manager Shakil Meraj told Bangla Tribune that, “All preparations have been taken to operate the Hajj flight properly. There will be no hassle if pilgrims and Hajj agencies collect the air tickets in time."