Biman Bangladesh Airlines reduced Hajj flights fare by Tk 10,191 on Thursday.
Pilgrims flying to Makkah to perform the Hajj this year will now 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 MdAbdullah announced the price cut after an inter-ministry meeting with civil aviation and tourism ministry in Dhaka.
‘The fare has been reduced for the welfare and in the interest of the pilgrims,’ he said. ‘Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is very sincere about it,’ he said. Abdullah said that his ministry would provide all sort of assistance for proper Hajj management.
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