Edited By: Musa Ahmed

Desk Editor (English)

Three more hajj flights annulled due to shortage of pilgrims for visa complications  

08 Aug, 2017 17:52:00

The authorities of Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Tuesday cancelled three more scheduled hajj flights due to shortage of pilgrims for visa complications.

With these, a total of 17 hajj flights have been cancelled since the first day of hajj flight operation on July 24.

The three flights cancelled were BG 1051, scheduled to take off at 6:25 pm on Tuesday, and BG 3039 and BG 3041, scheduled to take off on Sunday and later delayed for shortage of pilgrims, said Shakil Meraj, general manager public relations of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.


Some 127,198 pilgrims were scheduled to perform hajj from Bangladesh this year under government and private managements.