Biman cancels 8 flights on 2 routes for carrying hajj pilgrims

13 Aug 2017, 21:13

Online Desk

Dhaka: The Biman Bangladesh Airlines has cancelled all its flights on Dhaka-Doha route till August 26 to carry the intending hajj pilgrims who are yet to go to Saudi Arabia for various complexities.

Besides, three out of four flights on Dhaka- London route and all the five flights on Dhaka-Doha route have been cancelled, said Shakil Meraj, General Manager Public Relations (GMPR) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.

The decision has been taken to resolve the problem over carrying intending hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia, said the official.

A total 27,844 pilgrims were carried to Saudi Arabia for performing hajj by Biman and 31,274 by Saudia till 8am on Sunday.