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Biman: Hajj pilgrims can carry two bags

  • Published at 09:51 am July 21st, 2017
  • Last updated at 11:25 am July 21st, 2017
Biman: Hajj pilgrims can carry two bags
Hajj pilgrims, who will be travelling to Mecca by Biman Bangladesh Airlines flights, will be barred from taking more than three bags – two for luggage and a hand bag. Business class passengers will be allowed to carry goods weighing up to 56kg – each of the bags cannot weigh more than 28kg. Economy class passengers can carry 46kg goods in two bags. Pilgrims will not be allowed to carry more than 7kg in their cabin baggage. Biman's General Manger (public relations) Shakil Meraz said: “The pilgrims will not be allowed to carry food items, water, sharp stuffs and aerosols during their flights.” He said return flights would bring back five litres of Zamzam water for each of the passengers and handed over the water bottles to the pilgrims at Dhaka airport.
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 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the hajj activity at Ashkona Hajj camp in Dhaka on July 22, he said.
“Civil Aviation Minister Rashed Khan Menon and Religious Affairs Minister Motiur Rahman are scheduled to be at the Dhaka airport to see off the pilgrims of the first Hajj flight on July 24,” Shakil added. The first hajj flight will carry 419 Bangladeshi pilgrims. A total of 1,27,198 Bangladeshis are expected to perform Hajj this year and 63,599 among them have chosen to fly Biman. The plane fare of economy class has been fixed at $1,475 this year. Sources say 346 scheduled flights will be operated this year, among which 283 are dedicated flights and 63 are scheduled flights Luggage of the returning pilgrims will not be received during check-in at Zeddah airport. Pilgrims have to submit their baggage at dedicated spots of Mecca and Madina which will be transported to the designated flights through the management of Biman Bangladesh airlines. The story was first published in Bangla Tribune
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