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Hajj returnees to reach Dhaka tonight

The first return hajj flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines is scheduled to reach Dhaka on Thursday night with pilgrims.

The flight will leave Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport with the pilgrims under the government management and will land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 10pm.

The return hajj flights will continue till August 4.


“Two more additional green channels have been set up at the airport for the hajj pilgrims to alleviate suffering. Jam Jam water will be distributed from separate place of the airport, so that all the pilgrims will get the water easily,” said Mohammad Kamrul Islam, the airport’s executive director group captain.

As many as 60,146 Bangladeshis travelled to Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s hajj.