38,889 Bangladeshi Reach Saudi Arabia to Perform Hajj

Makkah al-Mukarramah || Photo: Collected

Makkah al-Mukarramah || Photo: Collected

A total of 38,889 pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia from Bangladesh so far to perform Holly Hajj this year, said a daily bulletin related to the annual Islamic pilgrimage on Saturday night. 

A total of 108 flights carried the pilgrims to their destination, including 61 flights from Biman Bangladesh Airlines, 42 flights from Saudi Airlines, and five flights from Flynas Airlines. 

Out of these pilgrims, 3,385 are under government management and 35,504 are under private management. 

Meanwhile, six Bangladeshi pilgrims have died so far. Four of them are men while the rest two are women. 

The holy Hajj is set to be held in Saudi Arabia on July 8 (Zilhaj 9) subject to the sighting of the moon. The flight of Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia started on June 5. The last Hajj flight from Dhaka will leave on July 4. 

A total of 128 flights will be operated from Bangladesh for Hajj. Biman will carry Hajj passengers on 65 flights, Saudia on 51 flights and Flynas on 12 flights. 

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