Hajj flight woes continue

Dhaka,  Tue,  19 September 2017
Published : 08 Aug 2017, 13:08:02 | Updated : 08 Aug 2017, 13:17:55

Biman Bangladesh cancels three more hajj flights

The authorities of Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Tuesday cancelled three more scheduled hajj flights due to shortage of pilgrims for visa complications.

With these, a total of 17 hajj flights have been cancelled since the first day of hajj flight operation began on July 24.

The three flights cancelled are BG 1051, scheduled to depart at 6:25pm on Tuesday, and BG 3039 and BG 3041, scheduled to take off on Sunday and later delayed for shortage of pilgrims, said Shakil Meraj, General Manager Public Relations (GMPR) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.

A total of 177 flights were scheduled to carry the hajj pilgrims till August 26. Among them, only 29 dedicated flights and 8 scheduled flights took off for Saudi so far.

Some 127,198 pilgrims were registered to perform hajj from Bangladesh this year under government and private managements; according to UNB.
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