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First return Hajj flight arrives in Dhaka

First return Hajj flight arrives in Dhaka

Staff Correspondent

The first Hajj return flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying 417 pilgrims landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital at 6am on Friday.

The flight departed for Bangladesh from King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia at 8:30pm.

Officials of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh and Biman Bangladesh Airlines greeted the pilgrims with flowers.

Biman CEO Md Zahidul Islam Bhuiyan, Additional Secretary Md Saiful Islam of the religious affairs ministry, and CAAB Chairman Air Vice Marshal Md Mafidur Rahman were present among others.

This year, Hajj was performed on June 15. The first Hajj flight departed on May 9 and return flights began on June 20. The last return flight is scheduled for July 22.

Meanwhile, the authorities kept holy Zamzam water ready for the pilgrims. Each of them received a bottle while leaving the customs hall, said Bosra Islam, general manager of the Public Relations Department of Biman.

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