Airfare for hajj pilgrim cut at Tk 10,000 | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 18, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:59 AM, January 18, 2019

Biman cuts Hajj flight fare by Tk 10,000

Biman Bangladesh Airlines yesterday reduced the fare of Hajj flights by Tk 10,191.

Pilgrims willing to go to Makkah will have to pay Tk 1,28,000. Last year, the national flag carrier carried half of the pilgrims from Bangladesh.

State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah made the price cut announcement after an inter-ministry meeting with Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry in Dhaka.

"The fare has been reduced after considering the welfare of the pilgrims," he said, adding that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is very sincere about it.

Sheikh Md Abdullah said his ministry would provide all sorts of assistance for proper Hajj management.

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