Five flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying 2086 hajj pilgrims reached Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.
Mohammad Javed Patwary, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Saudi Arabia, received them at the airport.
This year, Biman Bangladesh Airlines authorities will carry 61,111 hajj pilgrims out of total 1, 22,221 with its five aircraft. The rest will be carried by the Saudia Airlines and Flynas.
The Biman authorities will conduct 162 pre-hajj flights from May 21 to June 22, and 168 post-hajj flights from July 2 to August 3 this year.
Like last year, Biman will operate flights from Chattogram and Sylhet to Jeddah and Madinah along with Dhaka this year.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the hajj programme on May 19.