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First hajj flight rescheduled

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Published: 19:04, 24 May 2022   Update: 19:11, 24 May 2022
First hajj flight rescheduled

The first hajj flight from Bangladesh slated to depart on May 31 has been rescheduled for June 5.

State Minister for Religious Affairs Md Faridul Haque Khan revealed the matter on Tuesday (May 24).

The minister said, “The Saudi Arabian authority has informed that its 40-member team of Road to Makkah Initiative with necessary devices for pre-arrival immigration will not be able to reach Dhaka before June 2. As it will also take a few days to install the devices at the airport, the ministry has decided to start the hajj flight from June 5.”

Although, the first flight has been rescheduled but the last flight will remain unchanged, he added.

This year, 57,585 pilgrims from Bangladesh will be allowed to make the journey. Half of them will fly aboard Biman Bangladesh Airlines. The national carrier will operate 75 Hajj flights.

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