Biman cancels 10 hajj flights due to shortage of pilgrims

49

Dhaka, August 03: A total of 10 Hajj flights have been cancelled due to shortage of pilgrims since beginning the Hajj flight on July 14.Meanwhile, five hajj flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines scheduled to fly on Thursday and Friday have been cancelled due to shortage of passengers, said Biman general manager (Public Relations) Shakil Meraj.

With these a total of 10 hajj flights have been cancelled due to same reason so far, he said.

Thursday’s scheduled flights—BG-1063 at 1:55am and the other BG- 5061 at 3:45pm— have been cancelled and three more scheduled flights  for today (Friday) are also declared cancelled.

Shakil also said that 5,800 hajj flight tickets remain unsold so far, and Biman has been urging the hajj agencies to purchase them as soon as possible.