• Wednesday, Dec 07, 2022
  • Last Update : 09:54 am

Hajj return flights delayed at Jedda

  • Published at 12:30 pm September 18th, 2016
The first return hajj flight was scheduled to reach Shahjalal Airport at 8:40 pm on Saturday but it arrived six hours late. Its 419 passengers suffered during the wait. Meanwhile, the second and third flights landed at 9:20am and 1:20 pm respectively. Both flights carried over 600 pilgrims. Moniruzzaman, a pilgrim said “the muallem (attendant) was supposed to send a car at 11pm on Friday, but the bus reached at 6am on Saturday morning. We could not reach the airport on time.” Noor Hossain, another hajj pilgrim said that they had to wait for 16 hours at a tin-shed building at the airport to catch the flight as the guide had their passports. “There were no muallems to respond to our queries. We went to Biman officials to check on the muallems to no avail. Since they could not reach the airport on time, we could not check-in either. The muallems were unavailable to provide any service at all,” he added. Mosharraf Hossain, another pilgim who returned on Sunday said the pilgrims of other countries rested at the terminal so the Bangladeshis could not find any place to rest. Biman management said though the Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft reached the airport on time, but the delay was caused by the pilgrims not reporting in. The return Hajj flights will continue till October 16. The national flag carrier will operate 137 flights to bring back all the pilgrims to Bangladesh.
50
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail