Tuesday, 16 August, 2022
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Return Hajj flight of Ctg to begin on Wednesday

The first return Hajj flight, with 419 pilgrims, of Biman Bangladesh Airlines is scheduled to leave Jeddah for 
Chattogram International Shah Amanat International Airport on Wednesday (July 20).

Saroj Kanti Barua, Chattogram district manager of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, said a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines with 419 pilgrims will land at Chattogram Shah Amanat International Airport on July 20.

"About 5,200 pilgrims will land at the Chattogram Airport on 11 dedicated flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines this year. The return Hajj flight will continue till July 28 next here," he added.

Besides, 10 pilgrims are coming to Chattogram from Dhaka on a regular flight.

Biman started its Hajj flight on June 5 for carrying the pilgrims from Dhaka to Jeddah after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the hajj activities on June 3.

This year, 57,585 pilgrims from Bangladesh have got the scope to perform Hajj.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines operated 87 Hajj flights among the 165 from the country. The national flag carrier airlines transported 30 thousand 363 pilgrims in those flights.