46,664 pilgrims yet to travel to Saudi

Dhaka,  Sun,  24 September 2017
Published : 19 Aug 2017, 14:50:10 | Updated : 19 Aug 2017, 15:45:45

46,664 pilgrims yet to travel to Saudi: Biman

Some 46,664 pilgrims are yet to travel to Saudi Arabia to perform hajj this year, Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd has said. 

A total of 80,664 pilgrims flied till Saturday morning, said Shakil Meraz,  its General Manager (Public Relations) said on Saturday, reports UNB.

Of them, 39,081 were carried by Biman and 41,583 by Saudi airlines, he said, adding that the national flag carrier has so far cancelled 24 hajj flights with none on Saturday. 

Biman is expected to operate six hajj flights, including one from Chittagong, by 8:00am on Sunday if things remain in place. 

Some 127,198 pilgrims have registered under government and private management to perform hajj in Saudi Arabia this year. 
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