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Hajj flights start July 4

  • Published at 03:50 pm May 11th, 2019
File photo: Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims on a Saudi Arabia-bound flight praying before the plane takes off at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Saturday, July 14, 2018 Focus Bangla

Return flights start from August 17

This year's Hajj flights will start from July 4 and continue until August 5, said Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (Haab).

Haab made the announced on Saturday.

The return flights will begin from August 17, Haab President Shahadat Hossain told the media at a Dhaka hotel, reports UNB.

Last month, Biman General Manager (public relations) Shakil Meraj said that the national flag carrier will carry half of this year's 127,198 pilgrims.

Bangladeshi pilgrims can now complete the immigration procedure from Dhaka airport before heading to Saudi Arabia.

Earlier, pilgrims were required to wait in the aircraft after landing in Saudi Arabia to complete the procedure - sometimes waiting for up to six hours.