Biman Bangladesh Airlines reduced Hajj flights fare by Tk 10,191 on Thursday.
Now, pilgrims flying to Makkah will have to pay Tk 1,28,000. Last year, the national flag carrier carried half of the pilgrims from Bangladesh.
State minister for religious affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah made the price cut announcement after an inter-ministry meeting with Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry in Dhaka.
‘The fare has been reduced considering the welfare of the pilgrims,’ he said. ‘Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is very sincere about it.’
Abdullah said his ministry would provide all sorts of assistance for proper Hajj management.
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