Dhaka, May 11 : This year’s Hajj flights will start from July 4 and continue until August 5, the Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (Haab) announced Saturday.
The return flights will begin from August 17, Haab President Shahadat Hossain told the media at a Dhaka hotel.
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.