94,253 Hajj Pilgrims Return to Bangladesh

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

A total of 94,253 Bangladeshi pilgrims have returned home following the annual Hajj trip.

Till August 2, there will still be flights carrying pilgrims home.

251 flights have been made to transport the pilgrims home thus far. Biman Bangladesh Airlines accounts for 116 of them, Saudi Arabian Airlines for 95, and Flynas for 40.

Pilgrims were assisted through a designated customs zone at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka upon their departure. 

Additionally, five liters of Zamzam water were given to each pilgrim at the airport.

Airlines have said that pilgrims are not permitted to individually transport Zamzam water owing to Saudi government constraints. 

Transporting and distributing the water is instead the responsibility of the airlines.

This year's Hajj took place on June 27, and 122,884 pilgrims from Bangladesh, including staff members, made the trek to Saudi Arabia. 

Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Saudia Airlines, and Flynas Airlines all transported the pilgrims. 

61,180 pilgrims were transported by Biman Bangladesh Airlines on 159 flights, 41,468 by Saudia Airlines on 113 flights, and 20,236 by Flynas on 53 flights.

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