85,811 Hajj pilgrims reach Saudi Arabia

DHAKA, A total of 237 flights carrying 85,811 hajj pilgrims reached Saudi Arabia till today to perform the holy Hajj this year.

All the Hajj passengers landed safely in Saudi Arabia boarding on 126 and 111 flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Saudi Airlines respectively, said an official Hajj office bulletin.

A total number of 4,604 pilgrims were carried by Biman Airlines under the government management while the other 81,207 hajjis went there through Saudi Airlines flights under private management.

According to Hajj Camp and Biman Bangladesh Airlines sources, this year a total of 126,923 pilgrims will perform Hajj both under the government and private management.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)