Biman Bangladesh Airlines has completed preparations to start this year’s hajj flights from July 4.
The first hajj flight will leave Dhaka with 419 pilgrims, a Biman press release said yesterday.
Some 1,27,198 pilgrims from Bangladesh are set to perform hajj this year. Biman will carry 63,599 of them. The rest will be flown by Saudi Airlines.
This year, for the first time, immigration of some Bangladeshi pilgrims will be completed in Dhaka.
Biman will operate 189 pre-hajj flights from July 4 till August 5 by its four Boeings.
The airline will operate 11 flights to Madina for the first time. Nineteen hajj flights will operate from Chattogram and three from Sylhet.
Biman will operate 176 post-hajj flights, from August 17 to September 15.