pilgrims

May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022

Biman decides to use own planes for Hajj flights

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has finally decided to operate this year’s Hajj flights with its own fleet of aircraft, moving away from its earlier decision to ferry Hajj pilgrims with leased aircraft.

May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022

Budget Saudi airline Flynas gets permission to carry Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims

After 10 long years, Flynas – a budget Saudi Arabian airline – has become the third carrier to get permission to carry Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims from this year onwards.

August 20, 2017
August 20, 2017

Hajj for 2,000 still uncertain

The pilgrimage of over 2,000 Bangladeshis still remains uncertain as their hajj agencies are yet to apply for visas, Hajj camp sources said yesterday.

August 19, 2017
August 19, 2017

2,500 hajj pilgrims yet to get visa

Around 2,500 pilgrims are yet to get visas as the extended deadline for completing the visa procedure expires today, according to Hajj Camp sources.

August 17, 2017
August 17, 2017

Biman cancels 2 more hajj flights

The authorities of Biman Bangladesh Airlines have cancelled two more scheduled hajj flights due to shortage of pilgrims for visa complications.

August 12, 2017
August 12, 2017

Pilgrims thrown into disarray

As many as 90 hajj agencies could not send a single of the 13,415 pilgrims till yesterday despite getting their visas weeks ago, as the tour operators failed to book flight tickets and arrange their accommodation in Saudi Arabia. Eight other agencies have been able to arrange flight for one pilgrim each though they obtained visas for 1,157, according to a list prepared on Thursday by the Hajj Office, which operates under the religious affairs ministry.

August 6, 2017
August 6, 2017

Strange aides for hajj medical team

At least 163 of the 171-member “Hajj Assistant Delegation” the religious affairs ministry sent to Saudi Arabia to help a Bangladeshi medical team treat pilgrims have no background in medicine.

August 5, 2017
August 5, 2017

Biman cancels two more hajj flights

Biman had to cancel two hajj flights again yesterday to the dismay of over 800 pilgrims.

July 19, 2017
July 19, 2017

Hajj flights begin on July 24

The first Hajj flight for pilgrims is set to take off on July 24.

October 12, 2015
October 12, 2015

KSA will stay in charge of Hajj: Saudi prince

Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal rejects idea of sharing administration of Hajj with other Muslim nations, saying Riyadh considers it "a matter of sovereignty" and a "privilege."