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First hajj flight leaves for Jeddah
Observer Online Report
Publish Date : 2014-08-27,  Publish Time : 11:41,  View Count : 24
The first hajj flight left Dhaka at 7.05am on Wednesday with 419 pilgrims for Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will carry 49,378 pilgrims out of 98,757 from August 27 to September 28 with 270 flights including 224 dedicated flights and 46 scheduled flights, said a Biman press release.

The second flight carrying 419 pilgrims will leave Dhaka at 12:05pm.

The national flag carrier will carry 50 percent Hajj pilgrims while Saudi Airlines the remaining 50 percent in several phases.

Biman has fixed its fare at US$1,500 for each pilgrim from Dhaka-Jeddah-Dhaka for economy class, while US$2,500 for business class.

The return hajj flights will begin on October 8 and continue till November 8.

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