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Biman's first dedicated Hajj flight from Sylhet leaves for Jeddah

Biman's first dedicated Hajj flight from Sylhet leaves for Jeddah

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The first dedicated Hajj flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Sylhet left Osmani International Airport Tuesday morning.

The flight BG-3131 with 419 pilgrims on board departed the airport at 10:00 am and is scheduled to reach Jeddah at 01:30 pm (local time), said a Biman press release.

A total of 60,000 people are going to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia(KSA) from Bangladesh to perform the hajj this year. Among them, 50 percent of the total hajj pilgrims will be transported by Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ 67 dedicated flights including two from Sylhet.

The next Hajj flight from Sylhet will leave on June 30.

Md Nowsad Hossain, deputy secretary and finance director of Biman, was present as the Chief Guest at the inaugural function of the direct Hajj flight from Sylhet.

Abdul Gani, acting director, Sylhet Osmani International Airport, Zahirul Kabir Chowdhury, president, Sylhet Zone, HAAB, Ziaur Rahman Khan Rezwan were among others present at the programme.