The season’s first Hajj flight BG-3001 carrying Bangladeshi Hajj passengers has arrived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight arrived at Jeddah Airport at around 7 am local time on Saturday (May 20).
Bangladesh Biman has informed about the matter.
Earlier, the flight departed from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 3:35 am Bangladesh time. There were about 415 passengers on the flight.
It is known that 4 more flights of Biman will leave Dhaka with pilgrims for Jeddah at different times of the day today.
Meanwhile, while leaving the Hajj flight, the State Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry. Mahbub Ali, Minister of State for Religious Affairs. Faridul Haque Khan, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Bangladesh Isa Bin Yusuf Al Duhailan, Member of Parliament for Dhaka-18 Constituency Habib Hasan, Mustafa Kamal Uddin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Biman, Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism. Mokammel Hossain, Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority, Air Vice Marshal. Mofidur Rahman, Managing Director of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Chief Executive Officer Shafiul Azim and other senior officials present at the airport bid farewell to the pilgrims.
Meanwhile, State Minister for Aviation prayed to the honourable pilgrims for the continued happiness, peace, prosperity and progress of Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.In an event organized at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on the occasion of the inauguration of the Hajj flight, the State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism said that like every year, all preparations have been made to conduct the smooth Hajj transport program with the highest priority given to the importance of the holy Hajj and the sentiments of religious people.
Since 2019, Biman has been operating Hajj transportation operations with its own aircraft due to the modernization of the fleet of Biman Bangladesh Airlines by the Honorable Prime Minister. This year too, Biman will use a total of 5 aircraft including 4 Boeing-777 ER and 1 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for Hajjatri transport.
Incidentally, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Hajj program on Friday (May 19).