53,000 Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrims reach Saudi Arabia
Published: 09:06 AM, 3 July 2022 Updated: 09:38 AM, 3 July 2022
A total of 53,367 pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia from Bangladesh so far to perform Holly Hajj this year, said a daily bulletin related to the annual Islamic pilgrimage on Saturday night.
A total of 167 flights carried the pilgrims to their destination, including 82 flights from Biman Bangladesh Airlines, 55flights from Saudi Airlines, and 10 flights from Flynas Airlines.
Of these pilgrims, 3385 are under government management and 49,565 are under private management.
Meanwhile, 11 Bangladeshi pilgrims have died so far. Three of them are women while the rest are men.
The holy Hajj is set to be held in Saudi Arabia on July 8 (Zilhaj 9) subject to the sighting of the moon. The flight of Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia started on June 5. The last Hajj flight from Dhaka will leave on July 4.
A total of 128 flights will be operated from Bangladesh for Hajj. Biman will carry Hajj passengers on 65 flights, Saudia on 51 flights and Flynas on 12 flights.